YPA Committee update

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Our Young Professional Advisor (YPA) Committee meets regularly to discuss ways to improve the NZIOB’s offering to the younger generation and how best to attract new members. The YPA team are engaged with the NZIOB’s direction and provide meaningful advice to the Board.

Current projects the Committee are working on include: 

  • Social media: Creating engaging content for NZIOB’s Instagram account to assist in connecting with a wider group of potential members as well as to increase brand awareness.
  • Construction podcast: Developing a construction-related podcast covering topical discussions within the construction industry.
  • Wellbeing event (workshop): Developing a workshop-style event, aimed at supporting the mental health of New Zealand’s construction professionals. The workshop is proposed to be tested in the Christchurch Region, and then rolled out nationally.
  • Resume and Job Market Preparation (webinar): Developing a webinar for NZIOB Student members that will include two presenters, a recruiter, and a resume writer. The event will provide attendees with guidance on how to increase their prospects of gaining employment in the industry post-graduation. 

The YPA Committee members are:

  • Farran Inglis (YPA Committee Chair and Southern Region Committee member)
  • Adam Baxter (YPA Committee member and Southern Region Committee member)
  • Damian Thompson (YPA Committee member and Northland Branch Committee member)
  • Emma Fell (YPA Committee member and Northern Region Committee member)
  • Frinellopy Wee (YPA Committee member and Central Region Committee member)
  • Hannah Gao (YPA Committee member and Southern Region Committee member)
  • Josh Tattley (YPA Committee member and Northern Region Committee member)
  • Ralph Titmuss (YPA Committee member and Central Region Committee member)