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The team at Holden is again offering mentors to primary schools with a human powered vehicle entry in this year’s RACV Energy Breakthrough.

The Program is an incredible opportunity for schools to develop a mentorship with an industry leader and will greatly help teams prepare for the event, particularly the Design & Construction and Display & Presentation components.

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After the application process closes, each school’s place will be confirmed in the program with the Team Manager.

The Program commences on with a briefing for Holden mentors and school representatives at Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters.
(Please note:  this is an essential component of the program.)

Holden mentors then communicate regularly with their school, providing guidance and industry expertise throughout the year.  Your Holden mentor will also make at least one visit to your school as part of the Program.

But why would my school need a Holden mentor?

[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”Being able to explore design and material ideas and having my mentor seek clarification and answers to questions unknown. Encouragement that what we are doing is valuable to the children.”[/quote] [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”Making connections with other forms of vehicles and inspiring the students. Country kids love to meet people from outside their sphere of influence.”[/quote] [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”Having additional information at hand, as well as using the mentors experience with the event from the past.”[/quote] [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”An extra pair of hands, advice and an extra person to discuss and solve problems.”[/quote] [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”Students were learning from an expert in the field, showing how concepts are applied across the whole design process.”[/quote] [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”They learned about effective riding, cornering, aerodynamics, vehicle design and innovation in the motor industry such as the development of electric cars such as the Volt.”[/quote] [quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]”Fantastic program. Students and staff value the assistance of the mentors and the learning opportunities provided enrich our RACV EB program.”[/quote]


Applications are invited and accepted through our Online Registration System. Simply login using your username and password, click ‘Additional Programs‘ on the left hand side and select ‘Please include us in this program’ under the Holden Mentor Program.


Registrations close at 5pm on Friday 4 April 2014.
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