Young Engineers Australia - Tasmania

Young Engineers Australia Tasmania (or YEA-T as they are often known) are a community of volunteers acting in an official capacity as ambassadors of Engineers Australia to early-career engineers across the state of Tasmania.

YEA-T exist to support these early career engineers in a number of ways; by communicating their ongoing changing needs to Engineers Australia, by organising or promoting events to support the professional and career development of these engineers, and by providing ongoing support and community to all who seek it.

YEA-T events are organised throughout the year to promote and develop the skills of engineers in a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.

Want to get in touch with YEA-T? Contact them at tasmania@engineersaustralia.org.au

Current Chair - Nick Curtain

Our most recent message from Nick:

Well done on getting through yet another month of distancing.

The Young Engineers group have decided to remain connected to continue bringing our voice forward through the COVID period. Darren Beattie has informed us that we are to expect an increase in technical content being delivered through video conferencing through this time. Which is great news for Tasmanian engineers in particular, as we will now have access to even more specialist content from all over Australia without the cost of travel. E

A will be boosting the chances of the content aligning with your field by introducing regulation to the rate at which content can be released for different industries and disciplines—a very healthy choice in my opinion.

The Young Engineers have requested that our ‘Career Conversations’ be reintroduced in a video conferencing style. These sessions provide a 1 hour timeslot with a professional engineer in a once-off mentor session, with up to 9 other mentees in the session. This seems to be a sweet spot for mentoring sizing, removing some of the awkwardness that can occur in a 1 on 1 relationship with an unfamiliar mentor.

Thank you to Fiona Ling (director of engineering consultant WMAwater) for mentoring during the March Career Conversations. I would encourage you to try get one of the 10 slots for the upcoming Career Conversation sessions when advertised, the mentors and content have been of a very high quality so far.