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MIGRANT ENGINEERS – A Cornerstone Of Economic Development Presented by Janos Baranyai National Director, Meinhardt Australia Chair of Overseas Qualified.

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1 MIGRANT ENGINEERS – A Cornerstone Of Economic Development Presented by Janos Baranyai National Director, Meinhardt Australia Chair of Overseas Qualified Engineers Group, Engineers Australia Victoria Division

2 WHY AUSTRALIA NEEDS MIGRANT ENGINEERS! Award Course Completion 127371279112856 13002 13801 Source : (DRAFT Report) The Engineering Profession – A Statistical overview, Seventh Edition, 2010

3 Engineering participation by age groups - 2009 WHY AUSTRALIA NEEDS MIGRANT ENGINEERS! Source : skillsinfo.gov.au – Industry Profiles – Workforce Ageing

4 ENGINEERING SKILL SHORTAGES Survey Year Sector of Economy Number of Employers Experienced Shortages (%) Did Not Experience Shortages (%) 2006 Private1386832 Public618514 Total1997327 2007 Private1227624 Public207030 Total1427525 2008 Private1967228 Public387921 Total2347327 2009 Private1525149 Public416337 Total1935347 Source : (DRAFT Report) The Engineering Profession – A Statistical overview, Seventh Edition, 2010

5 Forecasted Engineering Construction Compared to Corresponding Growth in New Domestic Graduates Source : (DRAFT Report) The Engineering Profession – A Statistical overview, Seventh Edition, 2010

6 ANNUAL TERTIARY GRADUATES IN 2008

7 COMPETITION

8 OVERSEAS QUALIFIED ENGINEERS GROUP REPRESENTATION

9 ATTRACTIONS  Stable and safe  High living standards  Multicultural and tolerant  High quality of engineering

10 BUT  Reluctance  Local experience  Clear and unambiguous information prior to migration  Structured support for career advancement / further education  Mentoring

11 VALID CONCERNS Safeguarding the quality of the engineering profession VS

12 VALID CONCERNS Knowledge of English

13 VALID CONCERNS Cultural fit

14 FAMOUS AUSTRALIANS FRANK LOWYNICK GREINERSIR GUSTAV NOSSAL SIR ARVI PARBODR VICTOR CHANG HARRY SEIDLER SIR PETER ABELES

15 Thank You MIGRANT ENGINEERS – A Cornerstone Of Economic Development


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