The late Jeff Dobell (1939-2010) had a vision of nation building, community by community, with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students becoming engineers to shape their future. Click here to read the obituary that was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on August 17th 2010.

Since the inception of its IAES Program in 1996, Engineering Aid Australia has teamed with Universities to introduce Indigenous High School students to the Engineering profession.

EAA also seeks to assist Indigenous young Australians who attend an IAES by:

  • providing them with financial assistance to help them complete their High School education and undertake Engineering or related courses at University, and
  • helping them find work experience and career opportunities with engineering companies and firms. For these purposes EAA seeks donations from parties who share the same vision.

This philanthropic program is now championed by EAA’s Patron,His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor- General of the Commonwealth of Australia and supported by industry leaders, corporations, charitable trusts and private donors.