The Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce has had a long standing relationship with the local high schools during Australian Business Week. ABW is a project where year 9 pupils take a week out of school lessons to run their own company.

ABW offers the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for the students to manage and build their own company. In an exciting one week intensive program the student experience what it is like to run a multi-million dollar company and make decisions which have real outcomes. ABW is completed at Palm Beach Currumbin High School each year with up to 100 students taking part in this very worthwhile event annually. This year PBC will be again be supported by the Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce to ensure the success for our bright futures. The Chamber sponsors and awards the medals which each person talking part is given on completing the course. The Chamber also helps to find business mentors who along with educational mentors are vital in ensuring that each “company” has a great chance of success and amazing learning outcomes.

As part of this collaboration we are putting a call out for Mentors to work with PBC during ABW week which is 28th November to 2nd December.

I’ve been a business mentor for ABW, it’s a great experience for the kids and you find yourself totally engrossed in helping them to do their best. A mentor can spend a full week like I did helping out, or do it from your own desk by email and online resources. Or somewhere in between. I can’t stress how much it means to the kids and how worthwhile being a mentor is. The Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage you to become a mentor for this year’s cohort. The week culminates in an awards ceremony and dinner at PBC on the evening of 2 December. You can give a whole week every day, or as little as a half a day to start and maybe some desk time during the week. Every business that supports ABW gets full recognition from the School and it’s a great way to show the wider community that you are a part of their community and supporting the business people of the future to grow.

Anyone wishing to become a Mentor should contact the school by clicking this link dreid22@eq.edu.au

This is just another way that the Greater Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce works to support the Tallebudgera to Coolangatta Community to grow.

Thank you for supporting ABW at PBC!

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