Charles Darwin University (CDU) Alice Springs hosted local engineers to a roundtable session to discuss the future direction of the University earlier this week.
Hosted by Casuarina based coordinator of engineering management, Jenifer Jagielski and lecturer Rod Diehl, the afternoon session briefly covered CDU’s Postgraduate Masters in Engineering Management and Certificate IV in Project Management courses.
Local engineers provided feedback about the courses and other issues important to their industry, including the supply of apprentices which was discussed with trades lecturer Mark Gooley.
Jenifer said the day was a success because local engineering identities were keen to develop closer ties with CDU.
‘We made a start and let locals know we are setting up engineering pathways and look forward to keeping in touch with our new contacts,’ she said.
Director of Ross Engineering, Neil Ross said project management was the key to expanding his business and taking on larger jobs.
‘It would strengthen management expertise and let us tackle projects we would not have contemplated before,’ he said.
Campus administrator Di Underwood said the engineering round table was an opportunity for businesses around town to contribute to the way CDU conducts itself.
‘We hope to do the same for other industry groups,’ she said.