Chair of the Engineering E2E Steering committee, and Endeavour Capital Chairman Sir Neville Jordan says "The Message is clear: this is a task that is not only worth doing, but one that simply must be done, and with all urgency".
This attitude is shared by the New Zealand Government with the announcement of an additional $1.6m in funding over the next 4 years for the Engineering E2E fund.
Established in June 2014 the Engineering E2E programme is a partnership between the Tertiary Education Commission, the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Business NZ, the Institute of Professional Engineers and engineering firms. The fund encourages students into a career in engineering, a field which is central to growing a modern economy and to New Zealand's future success.
The initiative itself is guided by a steering group with a diverse membership. Industry sectors represented on the group include the civil, chemical, textile and bio-engineering sectors. The members are a vital link between industry, government and the tertiary sector. They help to articulate the skills and competencies required of engineering graduates, in a rapidly changing industry.
"The Message is clear: this is a task that is not only worth doing, but one that simply must be done, and with all urgency" - Sir Neville Jordan