CTF were involved in the Property Councils annual Girls in Property event on the 22nd October. Lorraine our Industry Training Adviser attended Curtin university along with a few other volunteers from the property industry and around 80 school students. While at Curtin they heard from Richard Kilbane the General Manager of Hawaiian, talk about his career in property and how he got to where he is today. There was a panel of speakers from different areas of the industry, including an architect, development manager, consultant, senior project engineer and associate director. The panel gave some great insight into their career journey and answered some wonderful questions being asked by the students.
After the panel wrapped up we heard from Cassie Barrow a recent graduate of Urban & Regional Town Planning who now works for Urbis and also lectures at Curtin Uni. She talked to the group about her journey through studying and entering the field and what she is passionate about plus her goals moving forward in her career. The students then broke for morning tea and came back to a group activity where in teams they discussed the stakeholders involved in design and property completion and came up with some creative ideas for utilising the space within the future development of Carillon Arcade.
The groups then split into two to attend site tours, during the site tours students found out more about CTF’s Construction Futures Centre and Forrest Chase in the Perth CBD and learnt about the industry’s significance to the economic and social wellbeing of WA.
A fun day was had by all who attended this program. Thanks to the Property Council of Australia for organising and implementing such a crucial program to expand the possibilities available to students when they finish high school. Thanks also to Shenton College and John Septimus Roe Anglican Community Schools for being involved in this year’s event, we hope the students gained some real insight into the possibilities available to them within the property industry.