Seafarer drifts into course and shore job

By Isabel Bird
Updated July 27 2014 - 4:13am, first published July 25 2014 - 2:00pm

Helena DeCarlos travelled the world on boats before  arriving to study at the Australian Maritime College, while Sam Calvert’s studies have led to work on a rig in Norway.

Both have nothing but praise for the experiences that AMC can provide.

And they studied right here in Launceston, at the internationally renowned institution.

AMC student Helena DeCarlos got her Deck Watchkeeper certificate and then was offered a job as a research assistant. Picture: Mark Jesser

They speak with ISABEL BIRD for the X-Factor about why AMC might be a good choice for Launceston’s youth.

CASE STUDY ONE: Helena DeCarlos, 39, Deck Watchkeeper certificate.

BRAZIL-born Helena DeCarlos worked as a deckhand on the Rainbow Warrior before deciding to study in Launceston at the Australian Maritime College.

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