Energy Breakthrough

Energy Breakthrough program

The Energy Breakthrough is an exciting program designed to provide opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or an innovation in technology that will represent an energy breakthrough.

The program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.

The Energy Breakthrough is jointly managed by the Department of Education, the Country Education Project and Central Goldfields Shire Council - Maryborough.


Different levels of technology application and understanding

The Energy Breakthrough has five separate categories designed to cater for different levels of technology application and understanding:

  • Pushcarts

  • Innovations in Technology

  • Human Powered Vehicles

  • Hybrid Powered Vehicles

  • Try-athalon


Objectives of Energy Breakthrough

The core values of the Energy Breakthrough project are to:

  • Encourage greater involvement in technology classes

  • Encourage more girls towards technology subjects

  • Focus the studies on the environment and personal transport

  • Become part of the school curriculum

  • Be challenging yet accessible to primary and secondary students

  • Encourage participation and community spirit above winning

  • Change the way in which students learn and interact with the subject.


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