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iENGAGE Student Industry Engagement Program

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Wendy Finegan 05 July, 2022 Careers Information

iENGAGE Student Industry Engagement Program


iENGAGE - Student Industry Engagement Program


The iENGAGE - Student Industry Engagment Program for secondary schools allows students to explore various manufacturing industries through onsite vists, assisting students to make a more informed decision when choosing career pathways as they leave school. 


Student's from St Andrew's Catholic College visiting Austal Shipping


Djarragun College was one of the many schools that have toured Norweld this Term.

Students from BUSY Schools visited Cristaudo's Industrial Electrics. CIE design, manufacture and maintain superior engineered mining solutions to the highest levels of excellence. Students spent time with  the CIE staff discussing the manufacture of custom designed pieces for clients and site specifications.

Students from St Andrew's Catholic College onsite at Australian Professional Galvanizing (APG) in Portsmith.


"Good afternoon Wendy, thanks so much for the opportunity, the lads had a great time, it was a real eye opener for them to see the behind the scenes processes. The team at Norweld were great with their approach and information too. Our students are now keen on looking into a work experience opportunity with Norweld.

Again many thanks for your support."


Mitch Griffiths

Holy Spirit College


"On 16 August, Norweld hosted 12 students from Smithfield SHS for a site tour. Students from years 9 to 12 were in attendance, with fantastic representation from our young ladies who have expressed an interest in a career in metal fabrication and design. Every visit to Norweld shows an evolution of their amazing business and we are always grateful to the time that is invested in our students by a local business who are leading their industry. The students learned about the attention to detail that is paid to every piece of work that leaves the factory floor, the expansion of the welding shed to include a mezzanine level of welding bays and the introduction of inhouse auto-electricians to ensure the battery systems in the signature canopies are of the highest quality. We were also lucky enough to catch up with a 2021 SSHS graduate, who was approached by Norweld at last year’s DATTA Awards. Toby is 8 months into his apprenticeship, and has since enrolled in Engineering with JCU to be completed part time to complement his role at Norweld.

A huge thanks to Norweld for hosting us, and to BLA for ensuring that opportunities like this exist for the students in our region."


Kind regards

Claire Denzin

Head of Department – Senior School

RTO Manager

Smithfield State High School


Students from Smithfield State High School pictured at Norweld


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