Engineering Aid Australia conducts two summer schools each year for Indigenous secondary school students going into Years 11 and 12.
Zephy Martin, a student at Cape York’s Djarragun College, was among a group of students attending the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) at the University of Sydney this year. The 15 year old, who enjoys maths and is now completing a Certificate 11 Engineering Pathways at his school in northern Queensland, said he was keen to experience the different types of engineering careers available.
Also at the summer school was Gladys Hughes who attends St. Monica’s College in Cairns –
“I love maths and I love solving problems. Engineering is a career that requires you to solve problems of real-life situations and improve the world we live in.”
Sydney University executive director of engineering Keiran Passmore said the annual IAESS program provided Indigenous students from high schools across the country with an insight into the career choices available to engineering graduates.
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