Unlocking Potential in the Regions
Qld Tech Heroes STEM Superhero Ambassador Program
We received an Advance Queensland grant to bring our successful program to regional Qld!
We are creating the next generation of startups, and creating jobs of the future, by embedding entrepreneurial capacity and capability into regional communities through school students, teachers, and industry Ambassadors. Our program will deliver 7, one day, entrepreneurship workshops to local champions who will identify a problem in the local community to solve, design a solution to the problem, build a prototype of an App, and present a pitch of their idea to industry representatives.
Practical information about the entrepreneurship will be delivered: including how to develop an idea and startup company, and how business, social and technical problem-solving skills can be used to build an App.
Fifteen local female students and fifteen teachers (female & male) are invited to register as an Ambassador to attend each workshop to also become ongoing local Ambassadors for our program, skilling up others in their newly gained entrepreneurial knowledge.
STEM industry professionals will be invited to attend the Ambassadors pitches to network and build local collaborations between companies and schools. This kind of professional development activity benefits not only the participants, but the wider community long after the workshop has run. Where possible we will host the events at universities.
We will visit...
Gold Coast (28th April - changed!), Gladstone (28th Feb), Sunshine Coast (3rd March), Townsville (25th March), Cairns, (17th March) Toowoomba (7th April), Rockhampton (14th April) in celebration of International Women's Day on the 8th of March 2018.
Developing leadership skills is a key part of the Ambassador program. Through transferring detailed knowledge of the application of the entrepreneurial program, our local Ambassadors become local champions, role models and points of contact for others wanting advice for the entrepreneurial journey.
PRE-REGISTER your interest now!
*NOTE: Registrations are limited to 3 students and 3 teachers per school.