Beolite happy to teach local students through intergenerational leadership

LEARNING DIRECTORSHIP: Beolite Village directors are giving Mansfield Secondary College students the chance to learn about management and directorship inviting them to become part of the ‘board of management’ and started the learning process on Monday with an introductory session at the village community centre. Pictured at the session were (from left) students Willa Marker-Reynolds and Ethan Doyle with board chairperson Andrew Grimwade and Sharon Saligari.

MANSFIELD Secondary College and Beolite Village have combined in an innovative program which will enable selected senior students to attend and participate in Beolite’s directors’ meetings on a confidential basis.

It is the start of a landmark project to foster intergenerational transfer of knowledge from experienced company directors to the next generation.

“Not only will it give students experience of a major community activity, but it will show Beolite’s desire to be involved with the wider community and particularly with youth,” said Beolite’s chairperson Andrew Grimwade.

The first Beolite scholars are the 2014 joint school captains, Willa Marker-Reynolds and Ethan Doyle.

“They attended their first board meeting on Monday and saw at firsthand how policy is determined for the development and operation of an independent living retirement village,” Mr Grimwade said.

Ahead of the meeting, the Beolite scholars visited Beolite Village for an initial briefing, during which time they signed a confidentiality letter.

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