Young professionals make the connection

IT was a meet-and-greet that organisers hope will be the first of many.

Sharing the networking event were Jacob Taylor (left), from Coffey Hunt, Warrnambool City Council economic development and grants officer Annabel Cussen, Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism’s Chris Ward, Warrnambool Young Profesional committee member Angie Paspaliaris and Leadership Great South Coast executive officer Amanda Hennessy. 140821DW90 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

Sharing the networking event were Jacob Taylor (left), from Coffey Hunt, Warrnambool City Council economic development and grants officer Annabel Cussen, Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism’s Chris Ward, Warrnambool Young Profesional committee member Angie Paspaliaris and Leadership Great South Coast executive officer Amanda Hennessy. 140821DW90 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE

More than 60 people packed into The Last Coach bar for a function that brought together the Leadership Great South Coast alumni and the Warrnambool Young Professionals Group last week.

It was the first time the group has staged a joint get-together with a lavish spread on offer.

Leadership Great South Coast executive officer Amanda Hennessy said a range of occupations were represented at the evening event.

“We had health professionals, tourism, local government, people in the financial sector — a broad range of people have taken part,” she said. “One of the problems identified in the past is people who come to work in Warrnambool and the wider region only staying a year because they haven’t made many connections. This is a way of addressing that.”

Ms Hennessy encouraged young professionals from across the region to consider being part of the program, which offers a number of scholarships. 

More information is available on the website at www.leadershipgreatsouthcoast.org.au/

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