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Contributed by Maria Andrews, Business Development, Viewpoint Australia

Congratulations to Master Builders Australia! The recent event at the Gold Coast was one of the best run events that I have attended.Photo Master Builders

The speakers:
• Alisa Camplin OAM – “The Quest for Excellence” drew on her sporting and corporate experiences while focusing on attitude, her commitment to her ultimate goal, and overcoming adversity. Her journey was inspirational.
• Prof Andrew Harris – “Disruptive Building Technology” was amazing. He examined the impact of rapidly evolving disruptive technology that will impact the building and construction industry, as well as how the industry should prepare for change.

All speakers were excellent. They imparted knowledge, entertainment, and motivation to audiences, and emphasized the message that THEY, the builders, from the small residential/commercial builders to the larger organisations, are the foundation of building a bigger and better Australia.

During the event’s three days, Norm Hebron, Stephen Henderson, and Maria Andrews helped keep the Viewpoint Booth lively. They received lots of interest while networking with the delegates and fellow exhibitors. Norm and Maria attended all of the evening events to ensure the Viewpoint brand was promoted.Masterbuilder logo

Master Builders was generous with their references and comments regarding our sponsorship. They kept the delegates aware of our sponsorship and communicated to the delegates that sponsors like Viewpoint are essential to making these events greatly successful. At the Gala night, a Viewpoint video was featured on the large screen to an audience of over 500 delegates from the industry.

Also honoured on the night were Viewpoint customers Cooper & Oxley Builders, Shape Australia, and Lend Lease, to name but a few.

 

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Viewpoint Goes to Summer Camp – Sponsors PCC Robotics

by Sara Starwalt, Viewpoint Team Member

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Viewpoint believes that giving back to our communities is important to a healthy corporate culture and a responsibility of being a leading business in the Portland area. It was a privilege for our company to help sponsor the recent 2015 PCC FIRST Robotics & Maker Summer Camps at Portland Community College.

The event involved a 4-1/2 week long camp for high school age girls and culminated in a Luncheon and Demonstration to celebrate and showcase the AllGirls Camp and new Summer Maker Camps. The gathering on July 9 at the PCC Sylvania Campus involved camp participants and their parents, camp instructors, college faculty, and event sponsors who enjoyed a BBQ feast followed by a demo in the Machine Shop and a tour and demo of the MakerSpace (for 3D printing).

It was wonderful to interact with these girls who were so well spoken and excited about what they learned during camp. It was clear that they felt empowered by the knowledge they gained. It’s also great to know they earned 4 college credits for attending the camp, which helps expedite their college careers and helps ease some financial burden on the families, too.

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While touring the shops, it was fascinating to see how the girls – who had never done anything related to robotics and 3D printing as of their first day at camp – really dove in and were exposed to experiments and hands-on learning that simply isn’t available in their high schools.RoboticHandbyStudents---273-1

 

It was really inspiring to attend the luncheon and meet these girls, and I know I speak for Viewpoint when I say this program is essential in helping put women in the workforce by providing opportunities to learn new trades and skills for employment in Oregon’s advanced manufacturing sector.

 

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