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.


Paula Fowler


Emergency Services


Police Officer


Hi! My name’s Paula Fowler and I work at the Warragul Police Station. I’m a Leading Senior Constable of Police. I’ve been in the Police force for 16 years and prior to that I was a Registered Nurse. So, when I was at High School, I got to year 12 and didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but was expected to go to University so I ended up getting into Nursing at Latrobe Uni in Wodonga and I did 3 years there. And I worked as a Nurse, I did some travelling in that time working for an agency in Western Australia. And then I returned to the Warragul Hospital where I worked part-time and also had 2 children in that time. Then joined the Victoria Police Force and since that time I’ve had another child. I worked up at Morwell Police Station, Pakenham Police Station and now based at Warragul Police Station.