With a continued commitment to providing young people with access to STEM related career pathways, Ampcontrol proudly supported the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards on November 28.
Now in its second year, the awards program encourages the region’s youngest innovators and entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas for a business, product, service or solution, with the prize money enabling each category winner to have their idea brought to life.
“At Ampcontrol we’re passionate about creating a link between industry and the community, as we’ve already seen amazing things from the young people who’ve connected with us as part of our existing P-TECH and ME Program outreach activities,” said Leigh Stefanszyn, Ampcontrol General Manager – People and Engagement.
The 2018 Ampcontrol Hunter Young Business Mind Awards included STEM, Young Indigenous Entrepreneur, Creative Industries, Social Enterprise categories and provided participants from year 5 – 12 to let their entrepreneurial and creative spirit soar.
“Getting behind initiatives like the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards means we can help play a part in fostering the enthusiasm, courage and creativity it takes to develop something that is truly innovative. To see these characteristics in young people is amazing and something we are proud to support”, said Leigh.
“We celebrate our 50th anniversary this year and one of our most enduring values has been innovation and an attitude of saying yes to challenges when other can’t. This has set us apart in business and to see so many young people with this same attitude, it is exciting to think what the future holds for these young innovators in the Hunter”, added Leigh.
The 2018 Ampcontrol Hunter Young Business Mind Awards is an initiative of the Hunter Region Local Chambers of Commerce and the Hunter Futurepreneurs Program.
Ampcontrol have you covered this festive season. Our customer service team is taking a short break from December 24 and returning January 2, 2019, however our 24/7 support service will continue to operate across Christmas and New Years via 1300 267 373.
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We were proud to have nine Ampcontrol representatives from across our Hunter operations graduate from the 2018 Hunternet Future Leaders Program at a gala dinner in Newcastle on Friday 2 November.
The Hunternet Future Leaders program, now in its fourth year, is designed to equip future leaders with the skills, contacts and confidence to lead. The program is delivered across 12 sessions by current leaders and professional practitioners and culminates in a group project, supported by an experienced industry mentor.
The objective of this year’s group project was to solve the Hunter’s Brain Drain and reduce the number of young people who are taking their degree and leaving the Region. The Future Leaders were also tasked with identifying what Newcastle and the Hunter can do to attract talent, skills and businesses from outside the region.
During the gala dinner, the five Future Leaders groups delivered an elevator pitch presentation of the solution they had developed before the winning submission was announced.
Team Worrimi, featuring two Ampcontrol participants (Amanda Murray and Adam Fisher) took home the top gong for their concept ’90 Degree, the Right Angle for Business’. Their project addresses the brain drain by producing work-ready graduates and connecting students with business opportunities within the Region.
Congratulations to everyone who was involved in this year’s program. At Ampcontrol, we provide our people with opportunities to be the best they can be, and we’re excited to see where this opportunity will take our Future Leaders within the organisation.
Photo credit: 3L Photography