AGL Loy Yang recently welcomed a group of Year 10 students from Traralgon Secondary College and Lowanna College onsite and gave them a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of AGL’s Loy Yang A power station.

This visit was organised through our partnership with the STEM Sisters Project – an initiative of three Gippsland Local Learning and Employment Networks that were created to increase female participation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

AGL has proudly supported the STEM Sisters Project since its launch in August 2017, and we have several ambassadors for the program working at AGL Loy Yang – all of them in roles and fields that have been historically male-dominated.

These ambassadors sat down with the students in one-on-one sessions to discuss their career stories, their passions, and their advice on how to pursue career opportunities in STEM fields. Sally Neenan, Production Support Group Leader, also shared her career journey with the students and some of the most important things she has learnt along the way.

The students were all very enthusiastic, and said they found the day really inspiring – with one noting this was a great place to start if you’re considering a career in STEM.

Hear more of their reflections in our video below.

Diversity is important to AGL – it inspires greater innovation and better career and business outcomes. Encouraging women to follow their dreams into STEM-focused careers is vital, especially given recent statistics suggest fewer than one in five Australians studying IT or engineering degrees are female, and our current tech workforce is 75% male.