There is an increasing gap forming in our engineering skilled labour force and, at a time of rapid technological change and disruption, there is an urgent need to close this gap. This brings an exciting opportunity for those seeking real career opportunities in an extremely exciting profession.
Technology and Engineering are the “T” and “E”: in STEM and Engineers Australia represents the engineering team which includes professional engineers, engineering associates and engineering technologist. Our associates and technologists are a very important part of the professional team and are in great demand.
The digital disruption and increasing rate of change in methods and tools used by the engineering team, and the skills needed to keep up with the changes in providing engineering solutions, makes a career as an engineering associate or technologist one to consider.
Working with professional engineers, our associates and technologist provide invaluable skills to bring ideas and solutions to reality across all areas of engineering. From bridges, buildings, water systems and transport networks, to energy and environmental solutions, biomedical and chemical engineering solutions and many more, the fields of engineering are broad and diverse and cater for most interests and aspirations of career pursuits.
The pathways into the engineering profession can take many routes. Formal vocational training as part of the HSC followed by completion of a TAFE diploma provides real-time theoretical skill acquisition as well as on the job training. A trade course followed by engineering study at TAFE is another pathway to the profession and brings practical hands-on solutions to the engineering team. Both of these pathways can then form the basis to a university degree should higher education be desired to continue the journey to a professional engineer.
Come and check out engineering where you can be part of the exciting technological changes and use those changes to provide engineering solutions that make a real difference and a positive impact to the daily challenges we face. Contact Engineers Australia to learn more.