There are several Australian and overseas programs designed to foster an interest in engineering and science. These all concentrate on the effect – the world needs more engineers and scientists – and less on the underlying cause – why this need exists.
Career intervention programs focused on attracting students to STEM currently operating anywhere are developed and managed by well-meaning people who are not teachers. This leads to a concentration on the effect –we must get more engineers.
The Engineering Link Group is unique in being developed and operated by teachers whose focus in entirely on the cause – why students are not choosing and not continuing in STEM subjects. Thus TELG projects are school-based, with a direct insight into this student reluctance, and therefore into an ability to address the cause.
What do we do?
The Engineering Link Group offers several programs for secondary school students and teachers, aimed at allowing them to explore and better understand the exciting career opportunities available to them.
The Engineering Link Group is endorsed and supported by Engineers Australia, as well as tertiary institutions and industry leaders across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.