Naval Group set to inspire the next generation
Naval Group has partnered with Science Alive!, one of the countries largest single interactive science exhibitions to inspire, excite and encourage Australians to pursue pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Naval Group will be platinum sponsors of the event over the next three years and will have a large stand presence at this year’s Science Alive! event in Adelaide which is expected to attract over 30,000 people, including around 6,000 high school students from over 80 different schools. Over 30 representatives from Naval Group Australia will man the stand over the three days and engage attendees via a number of interactive activities ranging from naval themed colouring in and puzzle solving challenges to augmented reality showcasing how to build a submarine and the key components involved – from the crew’s accommodation to the submarine’s control room, diesel engines, propulsion and weapons systems. The Future Submarine Program will be the largest and most complex Defence project in Australia’s history and is a multi-generational program that will span over 50 years, creating employment for many generations of Australians for decades to come. “To make this complex program a reality, Naval Group will need thousands of Australians to get involved – from the Australians of today to the Australians of tomorrow,” said John Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Naval Group Australia. “To achieve our goals over the coming decades we will need a strong, skilled and reliable workforce. This is why we have decided to partner with Science Alive for the next three years as a platinum sponsor with the aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians.” The first submarine will commence service in the early 2030’s, with the last to be constructed in the late 2040’s and sustainment to continue to the end of the 2080’s. The Naval Group Australia workforce has already grown to 89 at the organisation’s headquarters in Adelaide and is expected to grow even further by the end of this year. Naval Group will be exhibiting at the Adelaide Showground, booth 24 from 3rd to 5th August. Science Alive acts as a primer to National Science Week which will take place from the 11th to 19th of August.