Na­tional Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing Con­fer­ence an­nounces ma­jor pack­age for stu­dents and ap­pren­tices

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MAINTENANCE MATTERS -

The 2015 SKF Na­tional Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing Con­fer­ence is set to be­come the Mecca for Gen­er­a­tion Y en­gi­neers with the an­nounce­ment to­day of a ma­jor con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion pack­age for ap­pren­tices and en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion pric­ing for the two day na­tional event are al­ready the low­est in the South­ern Hemi­sphere at $795+GST pp, how­ever the an­nounce­ment of a spe­cial ap­pren­tice and stu­dent pack­age at $ 320+GSTpp rep­re­sents un­be­liev­able value for peo­ple new to industry and want­ing to grasp the op­por­tu­nity to learn and net­work.

Or­gan­ised by the Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing So­ci­ety of NZ, the an­nual event re­flects the ethos of the so­ci­ety in em­brac­ing and de­vel­op­ing en­gi­neers. So­ci­ety mem­bers need no con­vinc­ing of the im­por­tance of nur­tur­ing each new gen­er­a­tion and the or­gan­is­ers are back­ing the rad­i­cal move to open up ac­cess to ap­pren­tices and stu­dents. Ac­cord­ing to Expo Man­ager Chris Thomas, “This event al­ready has a sig­nif­i­cant fo­cus on en­gi­neer­ing ca­reers with the Bill Buckley En­gi­neer­ing Schol­ar­ship and the Com­pe­tenz Stu­art Tol­hurst Ap­pren­tice Tro­phy be­ing pre­sented dur­ing pro­ceed­ings. Add to this over 60 ma­jor industry sup­pli­ers in the Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall, two days of in­spir­ing and in­for­ma­tive pa­pers from our multi-na­tional panel of speak­ers and the chance to meet with po­ten­tial fu­ture em­ploy­ers and I know where I would be if I was start­ing on a ca­reer in en­gi­neer­ing.”

For ap­pren­tices on a time bud­get, a one-day pass is also of­fered a $190+ GSTpp. De­tails and reg­is­tra­tion can be found on­line at www.mesnz.org.nz/con­fer­ence/ reg­is­tra­tion/

The 2015 SKF Na­tional Main­te­nance En­gi­neer­ing Con­fer­ence will be held the Claude­lands Event Cen­tre in Hamil­ton on Novem­ber 18 and 19. As well as pre­con­fer­ence train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, the Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall will be open for in­vited guests and pre-reg­is­tered mem­bers of the pub­lic from 2-5: 30pm on Tues­day 17 Novem­ber.

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