News|18 / 06 / 2021
The global pandemic highlighted just how crucial engineers are to creating resilient communities, building robust supply chains and manufacturing vaccines. Given border closures and immigration restrictions the national STEM skills gap has only become worse. Even prior to COVID-19, Australia’s domestic supply of qualified engineers did not meet demand. This at a time when the economic growth and innovation of the future is set to come from industry 4.0 and quantum engineering, through to 3D printing and AI.