STEM programs for women

Exploring a future in STEM

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to improving the gender diversity ratio at TransGrid and in the engineering sector as a whole. 

We are delighted to sponsor several educational programs which encourage women to explore a future related to science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM). These sponsorships aim to provide students with real-world learning experiences and highlight a range of career paths in STEM

University of Wollongong STEM Camp for Girls

Every January, the University of Wollongong organises a summer camp that introduces female high school students to careers in STEM. Over four days, students have the opportunity to learn about physics, engineering, maths and technology through hands-on workshops and industry-led visits and seminars. As part of our sponsorship, we facilitate a workshop featuring activities that will spark the students’ curiosity in STEM and help them explore a future in these fields. 

UTS Women in Engineering and IT scholarship

The UTS Women in Engineering and IT Co-operative Scholarship aims to increase the participation and retention of young women in these areas. Students receive a three-year scholarship and participate in three internships throughout their degree. As a sponsor, we provide one 12-week period and two 24-week periods of professional experience during the four years of sponsorship. Scholarship students tour our Ultimo substation and have the opportunity to meet with our engineers and explore potential career paths.  

UNSW Women in Engineering program

We have partnered with UNSW to sponsor a scholarship and summer camp as part of the Women in Engineering program. The scholarship is available to a first year undergraduate studying engineering at UNSW, and provides an opportunity for the recipient to participate in a mentoring program and work experience at TransGrid. The camp takes place in January, with students from more than 70 schools in NSW visiting our sites and interacting with our people during the three-day experience.