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.


Ms. Angela Farnell


Government (Local, State, Federal)




I am currently employed as a Civil Engineer at Baw Baw Shire Council and are responsible for the team who looks after the road maintenance across all of Council roads. I have had a number of engineering roles both in and out of Local Government which include Traffic Engineer, Design Engineer, Construction Engineer and also Project Management for a consulting firm. Projects in which I have been involved with range from $50,000 to $7 million.
Engineering within Local Government provides a variety of opportunities to make a difference to where we work, live and play. Councils offer many different engineering roles that look at providing solutions to a broad range of problems.
One of the best things about working in Councils is that no 2 days are ever the same.
Working as an engineer offers exciting opportunities to work anywhere in Australia or the world of a huge range of both major and minor project works with a diverse range of different people, skills and expertise.