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National Engineering Week in March to expose Canadian students to industrial career opportunities

Ottawa, ON -- Jan. 20, 2003 --High school students choosing engineering as a career could find themselves working d...


Ottawa, ON — Jan. 20, 2003 –High school students choosing engineering as a career could find themselves working down a mine, in an operating room, in aerospace, on a single cell, under the ocean, in telecommunications, in agriculture, inside computers, in ship building, or even in outer space.

Career diversity as well as personal fulfillment are the messages of National Engineering Week (NEW), March 1-9, 2003. Now in its 12th year, NEW is an annual fun-filled week of activities designed to expose young people across Canada to the ever-expanding world of professional engineering and its gratifying job opportunities.

NEW’s primary goal is to expose young people to the broad scope of engineering, the many career opportunities it offers, and the important role it plays in safeguarding the public.

One aim of the program is to increase awareness of the leading-edge employment opportunities and the personal satisfaction offered by an engineering education and career.

During NEW, local volunteers will lead activities and demonstrations in schools, shopping malls and libraries across Canada to illustrate the career opportunities that exist in engineering today as well as to celebrate Canada’s long history of engineering excellence.

Information on the NEW activities taking place in communities across Canada is available on the NEW Web site, www.new-sng.com. It’s also full of engineering trivia, information on Canada’s engineering achievements, and fun activities for young people.