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Focussing on the future

Friday, 15 June 2012


  • City of Joondalup Chief Executive Officer Garry Hunt, winner Max Bindon and Course Coordinator, Tim Perkins

    City of Joondalup Chief Executive Officer Garry Hunt, winner Max Bindon and Course Coordinator, Tim Perkins

Max Bindon has his eyes firmly focused on the future, thanks to a scholarship from ECU and the City of Joondalup.  

The City of Joondalup Focussing on the Future ECU Award aims to give students who want to work in local government a head start by completing a placement with the City of Joondalup, as well as assisting with course fees.

Max hopes the placement with the City of Joondalup will give him the practical experience to compliment his extensive classroom learning.  

“Understanding my strengths and weaknesses in a professional environment will allow me to develop and fine tune my skills over my last few years of university to make sure I am fully prepared for the end of my studies,” Max said.

Mr Bindon’s Course Coordinator Tim Perkins believes he is a deserving recipient.

“Max is the second planning student to win this award in the three years that it's been running. There was great interest in the award this year and Max had to compete against many other highly-qualified applicants,” Mr Perkins said. 

“Max has already started his work experience in the City of Joondalup Planning Department and is applying the knowledge that he’s gained during his studies at the ECU Centre for Planning.”

Established in 2009, the Award is open to second year students who are living within the City of Joondalup boundaries and studying a relevant course to future employment within local government.

The Award intends to help lessen the student debt by providing funds to assist with course fees, as well as offer practical work experience via a paid work placement with the City of Joondalup for up to twelve weeks.

For more information on the award visit the ECU Scholarships website.

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