Inspiring speakers honoured
FOUR successful South Australians have been recognised for helping to inspire the next generation of workers across the state.
The 2012 Speakers in Schools Awards honours volunteer speakers who donate their time to visit schools to inspire students to follow their career aspirations in SA.
There were 479 professionals involved in the Advantage SA program in 2012.
Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Education, Skills and Jobs co-ordinator Shaun Thomas was presented with the New Speaker Award and FTE Solutions managing director Edward Milne received the Regional Speaker Award.
Step into Life Brighton personal trainer Chris Eves received the Metropolitan Speaker Award and Department for Communities and Social Inclusion senior project officer Kate Rush was honoured with the Program Ambassador Award.
Advantage SA chief executive Karen Raffen says the Speakers in Schools program is vitally important in educating students about the career opportunities available to them in South Australia.
‘‘( It) plays an important role in . . . ensuring that the state’s future leaders know that they don’t need to move interstate to achieve their dreams,’’ she says.
To become a speaker, phone 8211 8111.