Aidan Train

Aidan Train

I attended the IAESS in 2014 as a year 11 student and it was a fantastic opportunity that provided me with some invaluable experiences. During the program, we met industry professionals from firms such as QANTAS and John Holland. We were given one on one time with students who completed, or were in the process of completing cadetships in construction, aviation and electrical engineering fields. To be able to talk with people about their transition from school to university and from university to a professional occupation, is an amazing opportunity to gain insight. These conversations helped me build confidence in my choice to study civil engineering at The University of Southern Queensland in 2016. The IAESS is a great program which allows the participants to ask any questions they have about engineering, all while having fun with like-minded individuals. The IAESS program made a significant contribution with respect to my motivation to excel throughout high school.

Shania Fogg IAESS 2015 Wollongong University Environmental Engineering TfNSW (RMS)

I participated in the 2015 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School and Student workshop. The IAESS encouraged me to become more motivated in working towards my future. It was recommended to me by a teacher at my school who thought I possessed similar qualities to an engineer. Related Continue Reading

Lucas Schober NT Curtin IAESS 2016

In January of 2016 I participated in the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School held at Curtin University in Perth. Over the course of the seven day camp all 20 participants were given the opportunity to learn and experience first-hand each of the many different areas of Engineering. This summer school was an enriching experience which… Continue Reading

Levi Dance, Tasmania

IAESS greatly influenced my decision in choosing engineering as it provided a way to see into the workforce and what everyday life may be like as an engineer. It offered me information to any questions I may have had regarding a career in engineering and provided knowledge on the different streams that I could choose… Continue Reading

Jaive Barber IAESS 2015 Newcastle Uni

‘The IAESS really confirmed what I wanted to do and had a big impact on the decision for my future. It gave great opportunities to discover engineering as a whole, while developing life long  experiences and friends.’ Related Continue Reading

Dale Haynes IAESS Curtin 2014

Hi Tim, I’m not sure if you remember me but I went to the 2014 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School at Curtain Uni. At the Summer School we went to Woodside Energy for our experience day and we were introduced to the Woodside Indigenous Cadetship program that they run. After I finished year 12 they… Continue Reading

Callum Poke IAESS 2015 Monash University

“With a strong interest in mathematics and science at high school, I thought that the IAESS would give me an opportunity to see what engineering was like at university and in the work force. It exceeded all of my expectations and guided my education into studying Engineering and Commerce at university.” Related Continue Reading

Alexandra Bainbridge

I went into the summer school program a little nervous and without any idea of what engineering really involved or how University life worked. My week with IAESS opened my eyes to all the opportunities that are available by becoming an engineer and how  through University I can achieve these. IAESS helped me to realise… Continue Reading

James Curran

James Curran was at school in Rockhampton when he heard about Engineering Aid Australia’s Summer School. Up until then he hadn’t thought much about engineering or engineers but he said the summer school at Newcastle Uni “seemed like an opportunity to go to a different place and see something different”. James went to EAA’s summer… Continue Reading

Neika Chatfield

Attending the IAESS in 2014 really has been what inspired me to do engineering. Before attending this program I was unsure of what exactly it was that I wanted to do, let alone study when I leave school. Meeting so many different people within the engineering and science industry from all different fields and companies,… Continue Reading

Isaiah Turner

Attending the 2015 Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School at Sydney University provided the passion and determination to succeed in Year 12. I have known for a few years that I wanted to be an engineer as Mathematics and Science are my preferred subjects. The Summer School confirmed my career selection and helped me narrow the… Continue Reading

Benson McClelland

I feel that the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School is the reason I wanted to study engineering. Before attending IAESS all I focused on was school, but not really knowing what to do afterwards. I knew I wanted to go to Uni, but I really didn’t have an idea about what to do. But IAESS… Continue Reading

Aidan Train

I attended the IAESS in 2014 as a year 11 student and it was a fantastic opportunity that provided me with some invaluable experiences. During the program, we met industry professionals from firms such as QANTAS and John Holland. We were given one on one time with students who completed, or were in the process… Continue Reading

Harry Sabatino

Harry’s interest in engineering during high school was cemented last year after he took part in the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) in Sydney, followed by work experience with IAESS sponsor Parons Brinckerhoff. “We did every field of engineering so it gave me a good overview of what I could expect” he said. Harry… Continue Reading

Todd Rowling

In year 10, I put in an application for IAESS and was selected. By the end of the program, I had decided engineering was the career for me. It motivated me to study hard for my higher school certificate. Just a few years on and I’m working as an Electrical Engineer in the NSW power… Continue Reading