ResTech, a collaboration between Ampcontrol and the University of Newcastle (UoN), has been inducted into the Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame at the 2023 University of Newcastle Employability Awards on Thursday 9 November 2023.
The University of Newcastle’s annual Employability Excellence Awards is an opportunity to recognise the community of achievers that enable the university’s reputation for producing life ready graduates.
The Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame recognises an organisation’s contribution to the University of Newcastle, including professional preparation of students past and present, and growing and strengthening the region in which UoN campuses are located.
“We are delighted at ResTech to be recognised for the work we do in relation to career pathways for students. As we’re a joint venture between the University of Newcastle and Ampcontrol, we are uniquely positioned to be able to offer meaningful career entry options for students, pivoting around the work we do for industrial experience placements and final year projects. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the growth and success of industry in the region,” says Chris Bird, General Manager – ResTech.
A key component of ResTech is the opportunity to provide Final Year Project opportunities to undergraduate engineers—allowing them to gain experience while working on challenging research projects with industry.
Cameron Lord, Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours) at University of Newcastle, was named Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year for the project he undertook at ResTech. During his Work Integrated Learning Placement, Cameron engaged deeply in the intricate electrical design of a large-scale electric vehicle charger aiming at optimising renewable energy penetration.