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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will host the regional Great Engineering Challenge in Dubbo on 9 August as part of Australian Engineering Week.

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said RMS was a proud sponsor of the event which aimed to promote awareness of engineering as a career choice to students entering their final years of high school.

“RMS employs hundreds of engineers and is keen to encourage students to embrace it as a career path,” Mr Grant said.

“The event at Dubbo Sportsworld will see students presented with three challenges that demonstrate some of the skills regularly used by engineers.

“This will include a bridge-building challenge, a road pavement drainage challenge and a surveying amazing race.”

Mr Grant said students would be encouraged to think laterally to solve puzzles and construct solutions.

More than 200 students from 18 schools are registered to attend this year’s event.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

School captains from Dubbo, Canowindra, Narromine, Peak Hill, Tullamore and Yeoval High School's walked in the shoes of the local Member when they toured NSW Parliament House in Sydney with Troy Grant, as part of the NSW Governments Secondary Schools Leadership Program.

The students from Dubbo College's three campuses, Canowindra and Narromine High Schools, Yeoval, Peak Hill and Tullamore Central Schools spent Friday 15th June experiencing a snapshot of what Mr Grant job involves during Parliamentary sitting weeks.

"It's an important opportunity for our young civic leaders to gain a firsthand account of what Parliamentary life is really like and hopefully inspire some of them to consider a career in politics," said Mr Grant.

Each year the Secondary School Leadership Program provides an opportunity for students from all around the state to become aware of democratic processes and experience the environment of Parliament House and Government House.

School captains are invited to meet with Members of the Legislative Assembly and Members of the Legislative Council. Members of Parliament make themselves available to address students on leadership and to meet informally with their student constituents.

Photo Captions:

Tullamore Central School: Zachary Guy, Tiffany Lopez

Canowindra High School: Blake Wilson, Simone Middleton

Narromine High School: Maddison Thompson, Joshua Beahan

Peak Hill Central School: Emily Clark, Courtney Hando

Yeoval Central School: Brittany Smith, Grant Iles

Dubbo College Delroy Campus: Elizabeth Woodhead

Dubbo College Senior Campus: Daniel Runciman, Heidi Carolan

Dubbo College South Campus: Melissa McDonald, Kerrod Potter

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