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Full steam ahead for ECU engineers

Friday, 24 May 2019

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ECU engineering graduates will be well-positioned to secure jobs in shipbuilding thanks to a new partnership with the Naval Shipbuilding College.

15,000 jobs will be created in the industry over coming decades thanks to $90 billion in investment from the Federal Government in building Australian naval ships.

The collaboration will help secure pathways for ECU graduates to work in the booming industry.

ECU School of Engineering Executive Dean Professor Daryoush Habibi said the partnership is an example of how ECU is aligning with industry.

“It demonstrates our responsiveness to the changing needs of the workforce in Western Australia and beyond,” he said.

“The partnership will ensure that Edith Cowan University engineering graduates will be well positioned for the large number of job vacancies that will be created as a result of the growth in the shipbuilding industry.”

Naval shipbuilding in Western Australia will continue to ramp up with the construction of Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels in late 2020 at Henderson and ongoing sustainment programs.

The Australian Government established the Naval Shipbuilding College in 2018 to help secure a local workforce to implement its $90 billion continuous shipbuilding program.

A national naval shipbuilding Workforce Register has been established for students or workers interested in working on some of the world’s most technologically advanced projects.

For more information visit the Naval Shipbuilding College’s webpage.

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