WOMEN’S group Power of Engineering (POE) will this year take aim at young up-and-comers with a series of one-day workshops motivating high school students to pursue careers in engineering.

With 11 workshops planned across Queensland and one in Melbourne, POE will spend time with year 9 and 10 students to promote engineering through seminars, an array of keynote speakers and role models and the launch of a youth-focused website.

The events, many of which are sponsored by AMMA members QGC, Arrow Energy, Santos and Origin Energy, are planned for dates between August and November 2013, as follows:

  • Brisbane, 6 August 2013
  • Caboolture, 9 August 2013
  • Melbourne, 3 September 2013
  • Springfield, 16 October 2013
  • Toowoomba, 23 October 2013
  • Dalby (two events), October/November 2013
  • Chinchilla, October/November 2013
  • Miles, October/November 2013
  • Taroom, October/November 2013
  • Roma, October/November 2013

POE is now recruiting students, recent graduates, experienced professionals and a variety of other role models to present at the upcoming workshops.
The vacant positions include:

  • Project managers – male or female;
  • Keynote speakers – female or male;
  • Workshop facilitators – male or female;
  • Industry / site tour guides; and
  • Committee members – male or female

For more information about how you can inspire young talent to pursue a career in engineering, contact Power of Engineering by e-mail at [email protected].

·         Brisbane, 6 August 2013

·         Caboolture, 9 August 2013

·         Melbourne, VIC, 3 September 2013

·         Springfield, 16 October 2013

·         Toowoomba, 23 October 2013

·         Dalby* (two events), October/November 2013

·         Chinchilla*, October/November 2013

·         Miles*, October/November 2013

·         Taroom*, October/November 2013

·         Roma*, October/November 2013