Availe Wesley is the Kramer Ausenco (PNG) Limited and Papua New Guinea University of Technology Engineering Scholarship 2020 recipient. Kramer Ausenco (PNG) offers the scholarship to fourth-year engineering students at the University of Technology (Unitech) in Lae, Morobe Province.
Availe, 22 years old, is from Lapegu, Goroka District in the Eastern Highlands Province and Dei Kaunsol District in Mt. Hagen, Western Highlands Province. She is studying for a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering.
“I cannot thank Kramer Ausenco enough for giving me this great opportunity to complete my final year of study and to pursue my career. I hope to be part of the Kramer Ausenco team in the future, and learn from their broad experience.”
“I believe that one way to implement positive sustainable change in our communities is through providing professional services in project development, design, delivery and management,” she said.
Availe, who enjoys working in teams and is always eager to learn and continuously improve, said Kramer Ausenco’s culture and values resonate with her: “I am a person of integrity and always strive to achieve the best in whatever I do, even if in a short period of time,” she said.
As a child, Availe was amazed by the interconnection of power grids and how electricity is produced: “This gave me the passion and drive to take up electrical engineering, specifically in the design field,” she said.
After she graduates, Availe wants to apply her knowledge to designing, developing and providing solutions for engineering problems, big and small, locally and globally, and improve people’s standards of living.
Rovaly Sike, Kramer Ausenco Regional Manager, congratulated Availe on her success: “Kramer Ausenco believes in the values of employee excellence and empowerment which include recognition and growth. We also focus on delivering global solutions in the Pacific.”
“The scholarship recognises Availe’s potential to grow in the industry, gain world-class knowledge and experience, and use that know-how and skill to give back to the region and PNG as Kramer Ausenco has over 40 years,” Mr Sike said.
He thanked the University of Technology for the partnership which allows a Papua New Guinean engineering firm to participate in the training of Papua New Guinean engineers.
Availe, who loves socialising with her colleagues, re-reading her favourite books and solving mathematical problems, is the fourth recipient of the annual scholarship which was introduced in 2017. Scholarship recipients in the preceding years were Chapman Ben and Samuel Nanggore, both electrical engineers, and Puri Temu, a civil engineer.
Kramer Ausenco rewards a high performer among the third-year engineering students by sponsoring his or her fourth year at the university. However, selection is not based only on grades; the applicant’s character and attitude are also considered as the company aims to build wholesome individuals.