The Great Engineering Challenge

02 August 2013

The Great Engineering Challenge

State Member for Dubbo Troy Grant announced today that Roads and Maritime Services will host the 2013 regional Great Engineering Challenge in Dubbo on 8 August as part of Australian Engineering Week.

Roads and Maritime Services is a proud sponsor of the event which aims to promote awareness of engineering as a career choice to students entering their final years of high school.

“The Great Engineering Challenge brings together year 10 and 11 students, their teachers and parents with a range of Roads and Maritime Services staff for a fun filled day of engineering challenges,” Mr Grant said.

“Roads and Maritime Services employs hundreds of engineers and has three main pathways for entry level engineering staff - scholarships, the Grad Program and cadetships.”

Roads and Maritime Services civil engineering cadetship program is focused primarily on regional NSW and is a key employment program which goes a long way to ensuring Roads and Maritime Services will have skilled engineering staff in regional areas into the future.

Students attending the event at Dubbo Sportsworld will be given three challenges which include a bridge building challenge, a road surface challenge and an ‘amazing race’ style surveying activity.

Students are encouraged to think laterally to solve problems and come up with solutions.
This event continues to grow in popularity and is now attracting more than 200 students from about 20 regional schools each year.

Media: Briony Ferguson - 6882 3577

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