Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Today, Mark Heggie from Francis Greenway High School in Beresfield received a national electrical award for demonstrating passion and commitment to the electrical and electrotechnology industry.

The year 12 student was judged the winner by peak industry body, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) in their annual Electrotechnology School Students Awards.

Mark Heggie from Francis Greenway High School in Beresfield won the award for showing a commitment to the industry and career planning that began in Year 8.

National judge of the NECA Electrotechnology School Student Awards, Mr Alistair Dwyer, said Mr Heggie has an obvious passion and has displayed a real commitment to progressing in the exciting industry.

“Mark has displayed an interest in electrotechnology and has actively pursued quality work placements and participated in extra-curricular learning that has enabled him to develop quality skills,” Mr Dwyer said.

“From an early age he has shown an interest in electronics and electrical engineering and the choices he has made will definitely help him to make a successful career in the electrotechnology industry.”

NECA chief executive officer, Mr James Tinslay, said the future of the electrotechnology industry in Australia is in safe hands. The standard of the projects and the imaginative and innovative designs by school students is simply outstanding.

“Every year the standard of the students coming through improves, and every single year I am astounded by some of the incredible depth and breadth of knowledge displayed by students who submit projects,” Mr Tinslay said.

“This year we had everything from bomb disposal robots to applications designed to assist disabled golfers. There is an incredible show of imagination, electrical skill and awareness of the world around us. These students are quite simply brilliant and I hope their pursuit of a career in the industry is very rewarding.”

About the Awards:
The NECA Electrotechnology School Student Awards are designed to reward the commitment and passion of talented young individuals that are producing outstanding products and inventions that can potentially change the future of the industry and many people’s lives.

NECA acknowledges the ongoing support of our partner NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd for this important award. NHP is proud to encourage talented students who are developing their skills in this specialised field.


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