Greenfield Engineering recently attended Holsworthy Community College to showcase sheet metal engineering as a career path and involve young people in a constructive and stimulating challenge.

All of year 8 students were in attendance to build a tower in groups of 4 using materials fully manufactured from the factory. The task required teamwork, ingenuity, and working to a tight timescale to achieve something strong and robust that extended as tall as possible. Prizes were given from Greenfield Engineering for the best designs and structures with runners up presented with prizes from the school. Strong teamwork was also recognised in every lesson of the day.

These were all judged by a group of Holsworthy College teachers and Greenfield Engineering staff. The event, now in its second year, is hoped to motivate young people to consider engineering as a career option. Alongside this year 8 student engineering challenge, the business also hosts year 9 in factory tours and year 10 in structured work experience, with the end goal to build strong interest in apprenticeships and the engineers of the future.

STEM involvement for the business is currently a huge focal point and the business holds many further plans to expand and build upon its program of engagement with young people in the coming years, progressing exciting and interesting projects, making engineering a rewarding career option for all who consider it.