Bendigo Tech School Student Ambassador Leadership Workshop
Recently, the Bendigo Tech School hosted the first Student Ambassador event of 2020. The Leadership brought all nine of our partner school ambassadors together to commence their leadership journey.
A Tech School Ambassador is a young leader who is passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM). In total, 57 students attended to gain the leadership skills they need to be tech leaders in their community!
The day started with a tour and an ice-breaker so that everyone could meet each other and to get familiar with the Tech School space. Students began mix with students from other schools. It was exciting to witness, during morning tea, people sitting with people they had never met before.
Students were allocated to four groups and started leadership activity rotations. Each activity designed to super charge the students’ communication, creativity, awareness, and innovation skills.
We were lucky to have three amazing guests join the workshop to discuss their roles and their leadership journeys. These included: Harley Hayes (Youth Citizen of the Year, Bendigo), Chris Rowlands (City of Greater Bendigo), and Andrew Quek (La Trobe University).
Overall, the day was a wonderful experience for students. Everyone contributed a leadership commitment ‘piece’ to the leadership puzzle. One student wrote, “I want to be a leader that inspires others”.
Director of the Bendigo Tech School Graeme Wiggins says that Ambassadors play an essential role in influencing other young people and the community to engage with technology. The Ambassadors will also co-design and test the Tech School's learning programs.
“Ambassadors are leaders who understand the importance of technology to their future and want to help others to explore the possibilities of new and emerging technologies,” Graeme said.
Normally, the fortnightly meetings occur in the Bendigo Tech School space, facilitated by young local industry mentors. We are following the expert advice and directions of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer to cancel or postpone school excursions, including visits to Tech Schools, until further notice.
Our student ambassador program will continue to operate via live streaming and online resources.
We are so excited to host the third year of a wonderful leadership initiative that brings nine different Bendigo senior schools together in a creative and collaborative way.
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