Power Engineering Promotion Organisations Join Forces to Address Skills Gap

The recent API Power Engineering Bursary Award events across Australia, where over 50 bursaries were awarded to first year engineering students in every State of Australia, also marked the announcement of the amalgamation between the Queensland PEA and the national body, The Australian Power Institute (API). The occasions also saw the launch of a website promoting the profession to senior high school students – powerengineering.org.au.

The API’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Griffin, said he was pleased to be joining forces with the Power Engineering Alliance after working closely with the Queensland body since its inception in 2006.

“Both industry bodies have the identical goal of closing the professional human resources gap in power engineering, with the merge strengthening the API’s national focus and capacity to represent the industry,” Mr Griffin said.

“It made good business sense for us to team up because together our membership covers the industry’s major power players all of whom understand the long-term benefits of investing in the training and continued development of our workforce.”

“We achieve this through the bursary scheme, professional development programs, and the funding of academic salaries, university programs, facilities and research, and more recently, the development of the power engineering website.”

The Australian Power Institute is now positioned as the nationally recognized representative of the power industry on power engineering skills and education.

For Further Enquires contact: Mike Griffin – Chief Executive phone 0419643795