The Future Self program is proudly supported by the Department of Education and Training.

This initiative aims to enhance and support the learning, transition and aspirational mindset of rural and regional students at the upper primary and secondary school levels. The aim of the program is to build the career aspirations of students by increasing exposure to mentoring, role models and post school pathways. Industry Ambassadors will support students to achieve a greater understanding of employment opportunities and career pathways through school engagement activities such as school presentations, workplace tours, Q&A sessions and supporting a student on work placement.


Rowena West


STEM Sisters


Laboratory Officer


Hi! My name is Rowena West and I work as a Laboratory Officer with Gippsland Water. My role involves conducting chemical and microbial testing that ensures the wastewater treatment process is working correctly and the water we send out to the environment is clean. I’m also responsible for the day-to-day running of the laboratory and maintaining the instruments that allow us to do our testing.