Investing In People & Industry
NHP is strongly committed to supporting the Australasian industry, and in encouraging our youth to pursue a rewarding career in the electrotechnology sector. This commitment is reflected in NHP's sponsorship of a range of leading industry awards and in our affiliation with a variety of tertiary institutions across Australasia.
Engineers Australia Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award
NHP, in conjunction with Engineers Australia and Electrical Energy Society Australia, is a proud sponsor of the Engineers Australia Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award.
This annual award seeks to encourage young graduates to strive for a rewarding, long term career in Electrical Power Engineering. The award honours a professional engineer who has made significant contributions in the practice of Electrical Power Engineering and demonstrated individual contribution to the community. In acknowledgment to younger practitioners, these contributions will have been made during the preceding six years.
The winning candidate receives a framed certificate, an engraved medal, one year’s subscription to Engineers Australia and a trip to Europe complements of NHP to attend the IPC/SPC/Drives Fair in Nuremberg Germany with all expenses paid. Candidates will also visit major international electrical product manufacturers plants, where they will gain valuable insights into international power engineering.
NECA-NHP Apprentice of the Year Award - Industrial Sector of the Electrotechnical Industry
Each year, the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) and NHP search for an Industrial Electrical Apprentice of the Year, to acknowledge achievement in personal development for the apprentice in the Industrial Sector of the Electrotechnical Industry.
This award has been created by NECA with NHP to mark the contribution to the industry by Nigel Peck, founder of NHP. In comments about this award, Mr Peck expressed his wish that "it should firstly encourage Australia's youth to look to this industry for a career at the leading edge of technology, and secondly, to recognise achievement through enterprise, where the achievement is the result of effort and dedication".
As the winner of the NECA/NHP Apprentice Award, the apprentice will be NHP's guest at the Hannover Fair in Germany and will make site inspections and factory visits to leading Electrical Engineering Companies in Europe as part of their itinerary. The apprentice also takes home a $1000 winner's cheque.
NECA-NHP Apprentice of the Year Award - Commercial / Domestic
NECA-NHP Apprentice of the Year Award - Communications
NHP has also recently begun to sponsor NECA's other Apprentice of the Year Award categories, being the Commercial / Domestic and the Communications categories. NHP provides its facilities to the judging of the National Apprentice of the Year final and provides a judge to help find a worthy winner. Both apprentices who win these awards are also given a $1000 winners cheque.
NECA-NHP Secondary School Student Award
The NECA and NHP Electrotechnology Secondary School Student Award encourages Secondary School students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the field of Electrotechnology. The Award is open to students currently enrolled in years 9, 10, 11 and 12 at a secondary school in Australia.
Schools and Industry members are invited to nominate students who have demonstrated excellence in electrical, electronic or communications technology.
Excellence may be demonstrated through work in areas such as
- School projects
- VET in Schools or School Based New Apprenticeships
- Extra Curricular Projects
- Community or individual projects
Recent projects have included work done in areas such as maths, science, technology or activities such as sound lighting, computer networking, electronic, robotics and Work Experience.
Partners in Training – TAFEs and Universities
NHP has partnerships with numerous TAFEs and Universities around Australasia. These relationships are valuable in providing a reciprocal link between business and academia, and in supporting the ongoing development of the electrotechnology sector.
NHP’s 'Partners in Training' include:
- Box Hill Institute of TAFE
- Victoria Unviersity TAFE
- Queensland University of Technology
- Kangan Batman TAFE