The NDY Charitable Trust is proud to sponsor Engineering Aid Australia (EAA) as it supports Indigenous youth through education towards a career in engineering.

Creating opportunity for Indigenous students, EAA aims to ‘ignite the big dreams of First Nations youth through increasing education, career opportunities and outcomes in Engineering and Technology.’

With recent events in Sydney and Perth for Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES) week, participating students took the opportunity to talk to our engineers about what NDY does and engineering as a career pathway, enjoying activities including a networking and careers expo and a graduation dinner.

Speaking at the graduate dinner, former IAES student Dr Courtney Ryder attended the very first IAES in 1998, studied to become a biomedical engineer and now works at Flinders University in Adelaide.

Dr Ryder advised the students, “when you create your path, create it well so that others can follow it, and hopefully extend it themselves for those who follow after.”

We’re excited to continue our support of EAA as they foster future engineering talent in the years to come.