Once again ABB has sponsored the Rising Star of the Year Award, a category that recognises up and coming talent and was created to encourage and promote the positive achievements of young people under the age of 30.
HVAC segment manager for ABB Drives, Paul Burrows, said this category is of particular importance to ABB Australia.
“The category resonates with the company’s own focus on nurturing and recognising the talents of young people,” he said.
“During times like these when we’re recognising major skills shortages, it’s essential for all companies in the industry to foster the growth of talented young people.”
ABB does by continuing to operate their flagship graduate program known as ABB Discovery.
“It forms part of ABB’s people strategy which addresses a commitment to continuous learning, enabling employees to perform at their best, embrace their full potential, and excel in needed organisational capabilities. In turn, this provides a framework that allows all staff to own their career and grow to their maximum potential given their skills, interests and needs of the business,” Burrows said.
The winner of the Rising Star category could be an apprentice, graduate, salesperson, or general worker who is already making an impact in their workplace and is demonstrating potential to be a future leader in the HVACR industry.
More recently, ABB launched a regional initiative, called the “Energy Efficiency Expert Lecture Series.”
The series teaches participants about ways in which ABB embeds sustainability in everything they do, and how learners can also assist in helping customers and wider industry networks to do the same.
"ABB isn’t just working towards a low carbon future, it is working towards a future that nurtures the skills of rising talent in the HVACR industry,” Burrows said.