Michael van Balen AO

Principal, Australian Maritime College

Aspirational endeavours

I believe that young children starting off their education need to be able to look up and see what they aspire to be, whether it be a career in maritime engineering and hydrodynamics or maritime logistics and shipping. Whatever they wish to be it is essential that they develop the skill sets needed through their primary, secondary and tertiary learning experiences.

The Cultivate programme I see as a building block programme. Launceston Grammar is a primary building block from which these experiences can be introduced.

It is important that our experts of the future can be inspired today so that they can make a significant contribution to society as they move forward and the Cultivate programme is an ideal programme for this to occur.

Michael van Balen AO
Principal, Australian Maritime College
 

The Australian Maritime College, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania, is globally recognised as being a centre for excellence. Their multi-million dollar suite of specialist teaching, learning and research facilities are internationally acclaimed and are used by Defence, industry and government organisations world-wide.

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