Leading a team through the Energy Breakthrough can be richly rewarding and demanding – so it can be wonderful to have support from outside of your school to help give advice and extra input. Our Energy Breakthrough Mentor Program – set to re-launch in Term 3 this year – promises to offer up to 20 interested schools that support. Team Managers should complete an Expression of Interest form today!
The Mentors will come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences – from engineering to public relations and everything in between!
Their handy hints and tips can be taken on by you and your teams as you prepare for the Display & Presentation, Design & Construction and on-track Trials components of the event.
This program is a great opportunity for schools to develop a mentorship with an industry leader and for students to hear what experts are saying about the future of personal transportation, efficient travel and the environment.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After the application process closes, submissions will be assessed and the successful school’s Team Manager will be contacted early in term three to confirm your involvement in the program.
Team Managers will be invited to contact the Mentors to arrange meetings, discussions or phone conferences over Skype, Email, Calls and Face-to-Face visits.
Applications will close on the first WEDNESDAY back in Term 3: 17 July 2019.
Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing); and the Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix in 2019.