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New Rockwell Automation partnership with Engineers Without Borders Australia to focus on sustainable community development

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L to R: James Gaynor, program manager, System Integrator and OEM, and Anthony Wong, regional director, South Pacific, Rockwell, with Sharon Bocarro, chief development officer, and Lachlan Fraser, industry partnerships coordinator, EWB Australia

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a new partnership with Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) to support sustainable development in our local and regional communities.


Rockwell Automation and EWB share a vision that encouraging young students to develop a sustainability mindset, supported by curiosity and belief in the power of engineering, can help overcome the world’s sustainable development challenges.


Under this partnership, Rockwell Automation Australia employees will train and inspire budding engineers in the problem-solving possibilities of engineering. EWB and Rockwell will also explore opportunities for employees to collaborate to solve regional problems including increasing diversity in the engineering sector through engaging Indigenous and female students, as well as those from low socio-economic backgrounds – cohorts that are currently underrepresented in the industry.


“This partnership demonstrates Rockwell Automation’s commitment to our local communities and our belief in expanding human possibility,” said Anthony Wong, regional director, South Pacific, Rockwell Automation. “We are excited to expand on our existing philanthropic support for STEM education and workforce enablement, which will help contribute to sustainable outcomes for our company, customers and communities.”


EWB Australia collaborates with partner organisations like Rockwell on working with disadvantaged communities in-country to assist them in gaining access to the knowledge, resources, skills, and appropriate technologies needed to achieve their community priorities.


“We are delighted with this new partnership with Rockwell Automation. They are shaping the future in a huge range of engineering-focused industries, and the expertise of Rockwell Automation staff will greatly help our local community initiatives,” said Sharon Bocarro, chief development officer, EWB.


Anthony Wong and Sharon Bocarro made the partnership official in a signing at Rockwell’s headquarters in Hawthorn, Melbourne, in December 2023.

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About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 29,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit

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