CPB Contractors’ school engagement programs continue to gain momentum, receiving high levels of participation from schools local to the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport, Station Boxes and Tunnelling Works project.
Recently, 35 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students from local Glenmore Park High School were invited to visit the project’s Orchard Hills Station site for an interactive lesson on tunnelling.
Upon arrival, students and teachers were given a comprehensive project overview and visitor safety induction. This was followed by an engaging site tour that gave the group an up-close look at the construction activities.
A highlight of the visit was the viewing platform next to the station dive, where the students had a bird's-eye view of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Catherine.
The students also participated in a lively question-and-answer session with the project team which delved into how TBMs work and the complexities of tunnelling technology.CPB Contractors operates similar project-led school engagement programs across Australia and New Zealand, focused on empowering and inspiring students from all backgrounds to explore the exciting career opportunities the construction industry offers.