Engineers Australia Sydney Division currently serves over 22,000 members, in metropolitan and regional New South Wales. Sydney Division has over 40 Technical, Special Interest and Regional Groups. From the Engineering Excellence Awards to Australian Engineering Week, Sydney Division conducts numerous annual events that allow engineering professionals an opportunity to publicly demonstrate and celebrate their skills and achievements, whilst also encouraging young students to consider the profession.

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President's Column

"Employment for engineers"

Employment and job losses dominate the news at present. The first months of the year, have featured a run of bad news about the car industry, manufacturing in general and Qantas. Add to this, the end of the boom in mining investment.

The bad news has rattled Australians. Official surveys show consumers are increasingly concerned about their jobs and the economic outlook. Looking into the future, we are aware our society and economy is in transition. We wonder what industries shall take the place of those which are falling? Where shall we work in the future? As professional engineers, what type of skills should we develop through our continuing professional development?

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If you have any comments or feedback please send them to Sydney Division office by mail (PO Box 1389, Chatswood NSW 2065) or by email to: SydneyPresident@engineersaustralia.org.au.

Please note that my views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Engineers Australia Sydney Division, or the Division Committee.

Alexandra Meldrum FIEAust CPEng FAICD FIChemE
Engineers Australia Sydney Division President 2014

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