MiniMovers to Give $5,000 to YR12 Student for Education Purposes

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MiniMovers donate $5,000 to encourage entrepreneurship.

High school graduates can enter between November 1 and November 30, 2011 to win $5000 towards any University costs in 2012.

MiniMovers is awarding a bursary prize to a student that needs assistance, shows determination to complete their studies, and will most likely start a business after studying.

MiniMovers owner Mike O’Hagan said the MiniMovers bursary encourages young entrepreneurs and provides financial assistance to help them get started in business.

“We need to stop boxing our leaders into a managerial mindset and encourage risk taking and entrepreneurship,” Mr O’Hagan said.

He said Australia is rapidly falling behind the rest of the world because entrepreneurship is ignored at all levels of education. “Students are being institutionalised, they are being pushed straight from school, to university, then out to the working world, there is no room for young entrepreneurs."

“It is such a shame, because so many young people have fantastic ideas, and all they need are a little drive. MiniMovers was started with two men and a ute,” he said.

Mr O’Hagan challenges students to think for themselves and not follow blindly.

For year 12 students to enter the competition please go to http://www.minimovers.com.au/bursary to view the terms and conditions and submit your entry.

For more information phone Steve Herbert on 0408 782 904.

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Mike O’Hagan is a National Board Director at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He is Deputy Chairman of the Australian Institute of Management (QLD & NT) and a former Fair Pay Commissioner. He recently completed a 3 year Masters in Entrepreneurship at MIT in Boston.

MiniMovers has been Australia’s leader in local moves for over 25 years. Founded in 1985, MiniMovers has grown into a multi-million dollar award winning company operating over 130 trucks and 400 employees throughout Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.

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