Navy Headquarters Tasmania takes the lead

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Location(s): Hobart

Topic(s): Recruitment, Sport, Navy Headquarters Tasmania

Royal Australian Navy members joined students from the Claremont College Vocational, Education and Training ADF Program on a bushwalk up Mount Wellington in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)
Royal Australian Navy members joined students from the Claremont College Vocational, Education and Training ADF Program on a bushwalk up Mount Wellington in Hobart.

On 23 June three members from Navy Headquarters – Tasmania joined students from Claremont College on a bushwalk up Mount Wellington in Hobart.
 
Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Darren Wheat, Able Seaman Musician Stephanie McCorkelle and Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham, joined the students as part of the Vocational, Education and Training Australia Defence Force Program.
 
This Program is unique to Claremont College and is now in its 11th year.
 
The Year 11 and 12 students undergo various team building and teamwork scenarios over a full year and the course is part of their curriculum.
 
The exercises are aimed to build the student’s resilience and teamwork abilities to enable them to be more productive in their post school lives.
 
The program hinges on Defence personnel at Anglesea Barracks assisting the College with elements of the program.
 
Throughout the duration of this recent event, the Navy Headquarters personnel shared their experiences in the Navy and gave the students the opportunity to ask one-on-one questions about service life and ethos.
 
“I find it rewarding with Navy in Tasmania to be part of a program which is at the forefront of an effective Vocational Education and Training Program,” Chief Petty Officer Wheat said.
 
Although the Program is not a recruiting pathway, all 15 of the participants have expressed the desire to join the Defence Force once completing their studies.