A recent visit to PMB Defence (PMB) in Osborne electrified the curiosities of our Year 11 Electrotechnology students.
The visit was integral to their Battery Management System project, part of the Systems and Control Products Course with teacher Mr Michael Gauci, and mentored by PMB engineer Peter Branson.
A leading supplier of high-quality energy and specialised engineering solutions for submarine platforms, the company’s state-of-the art production, research and development and engineering facilities, situated at the heart of the Techport ship-building facility, provided students with invaluable insight into the Australian submarine and wider defence domains. Students gained a deeper understanding of engineering capabilities in mechanical and electrical/electronic design, test and evaluation and observed aspects of the battery making process.
St Patrick’s Technical College STEM Faculty Manager, Mr Bradley Sheridan, said PMB Defence’s ongoing mentoring and support of the College’s P-TECH Australia program provides students with a clearer understanding of industry and skilled opportunities.
“We greatly appreciate PMB Defence’s contribution to our P-TECH Australia program, which directly connects industry and students through special projects and mentoring,” Mr Sheridan said.
“To have Peter Branson, an engineer of the Collins-class Submarine batteries mentoring our students and sharing his knowledge is invaluable.’’
As part of the program, students continue to experience real hands-on learning and guidance from industry professionals who make a difference and an impression on our students.
Site visits expand on students’ understanding of their chosen career pathway. The PMB visit provided our Electrotechnology students with an authentic experience and insight into the breadth of the electrical or electronics fields.
Thank you to Peter Branson, Allison Lang and all PMB staff who welcomed and inspired our students on the day.
Mr Bradley Sheridan | Head of P-TECH