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.


Rhonda Hastie


STEM Sisters


Technical Officer


Hello, my name is Rhonda Hastie and I work at the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority as a Technical Advisor. My role involves working with Latrobe Valley mines and Government departments to ensure that rehabilitation programs progresses for each of our brown coal mines. I also update community members on what’s happening and educate them on the science that underpins that works being progressed.