The camp targets school students from disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds to engage in university life.
NDY has been a long time supporter of educational initiatives that foster engineering opportunities at secondary and tertiary level to advance the cause of our future engineering leaders.
NDY currently supports a number of diverse programmes including the Engineering Students @ Work initiative, Robogals UNSW, and promoting women in engineering through our participation with the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC).
We recently added Spark Engineering Camp to our list of supported educational programmes. The Spark Engineering Camp Spark Engineering Camp is a not-for-profit initiative that provides an opportunity for 100 high school students in years 10-12 to experience university life and to see first hand the potential of a career in engineering.
The camp targets school students from disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds to engage in university life, in particular introducing the directions that engineering can take their future. Over the 5-7 day camp students stay on university grounds at a residential college, with activities planned throughout the city. In 2014, Spark is being held in both Brisbane and Melbourne.
To support the important work of Spark Engineering Camp in providing opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, the NDY Charitable Trust has agreed to a sponsorship agreement which provides valuable funds to ensure the programme remains viable.
“With the recognised shortage in Engineering Graduates in Australia, NDY considers this an important initiative to promote the Engineering Discipline to a wider demographic and provide an opportunity to the next generation of Engineers,” says NDY director Peter Koulos. “Our support, in the form of a donation through the NDY Charitable Trust, is two-fold, consisting of both a financial contribution and also hands-on volunteering with NDY representatives planned to be in attendance at the Melbourne Spark Engineering Camp.”
Spark Engineering Camp: http://sparkengineeringcamp.ywb.com.au/