The Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE), the premier rail technical conference in Asia Pacific, is taking place between the 30th April and 2nd May 2018 in Sydney. This bi-annual event brings together members of the rail industry community from across Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world to discuss the advancement of rail transportation.
This year, SNC-Lavalin is proud to be sponsoring the Young Professional Scholarship program. For the last ten years, this program has provided opportunities for young people working in, or with an interest in working in the rail industry the opportunity to attend CORE; the premier rail technical conference in Asia Pacific.
Young Professional Scholars are able to attend all of the various presentations and seminars, walk the exhibition halls and meet with peers from across the rail industry. This provides them with an exceptional learning and networking opportunity. For a select few Scholars, there is the added opportunity to actually present at the Conference.
Mark Carling, Director of Rolling Stock for SNC-Lavalin, is Chair of the Young Professional Scholarship Organising Committee and a member of the Conference Organising Committee. As Mark explains, he has very personal reasons to be excited about the Young Professional Scholarship program and this year’s event.
“I was very fortunate to be the first ever sponsor of the Young Professional Scholarship program when I was Managing Director at Faiveley Transport, some ten years ago now. So I feel a sort of personal connection to the program... I was there at its birth! When the opportunity arose for SNC-Lavalin to get involved as this year’s sponsor, I jumped at the chance.”
“When I reflect on how the program has developed over the years, and what it has offered to so many Young Professionals, I think it’s a hugely exciting program to be associated with. I meet so many former Young Professional Scholars who were positively influenced by their attendance in previous years, and I am absolutely certain that this year’s program is going to be better than ever.”
Young Professional Scholarship Applications are now open, closing 15th February 2018 with successful applicants notified in March 2018. Go to the website to make an application: