Local school students have been given a first hand look at where a career in engineering could lead them, thanks to a local initiative supported by the Echuca-Moama Bridge Project team.
Students from St Joseph’s College, Moama Anglican Grammar, Rochester Secondary College and Echuca College were invited to visit Stage 3 of the Echuca-Moama Bridge Project where construction has begun on the new bridge over the Murray River.
As part of the “Engineers Solve Problems” initiative, which involved representatives from local engineering and manufacturing based companies Byford Equipment, Riverport Engineering and Hydraulics and packaging machinery company Foodmach, one of our Senior Project Engineers gave students a glimpse into the exciting world of engineering.
The students learned about the different engineering pathways, education options and employment opportunities available to them both locally and across the state as well as future trends in engineering, like robotics and mechatronics.
The initiative was funded by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network (CCLLEN).
The Echuca-Moama Bridge Project is the largest transport infrastructure project in northern Victoria. The project is expected to be complete by mid-2022.