UNSW and RCC team up to prepare students pursuing careers in STEM

Collaborating for maximum impact. 

When universities unite with industry, they have the unique chance to develop some of Australia’s sharpest and curious talent – staying in step with current and future industry and workforce needs.  

Construction Project Management Theory students at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) gained future-focused, work-ready skills following presentations of their preliminary Project Management Plan to a panel of industry experts.  

Three of RCC’s trailblazers – Lily Beckhurst, Site Engineer, Mitch Arnold, Site Engineer, and Isabella Spinolo, Senior Project Engineer – joined their industry peers from John Holland, BESIX Watpac, ADCO, Aqualand and Taylor to help undergraduate students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  

Construction Project Management Theory students are introduced to the principles, methods and processes of project management in the context of the construction industry. Lily, Mitch and Isabella’s valuable insights shed a light on the importance of effective teamwork, group decision making, and communication in successful project management.  

We would like to thank Dr Benson Lim, Lecturer and Academic Mentor – Arts, Design and Architecture, for facilitating this opportunity, as well as Lily, Mitch and Isabella for sharing their knowledge and experience with the cohort.  

Working with tertiary education partners such as UNSW is a vital way for us to leave a lasting impact for the next generation of leaders.