At the recent Emerging Spatial Professionals (ESP) conference held in Taupō, the awards for "Organisation of the Year" and "Mentor of the Year" for supporting recent graduates were announced.
We are very excited that Chris Morris was announced winner of the "Mentor of the Year" award and Interpret was awarded "Organisation of the Year, for the Private Sector". Congratulations also to Environment Canterbury for winning "Organisation of the Year, for the Public Sector".
We are thrilled to have our organisation recognised for supporting spatial students and graduates. We really value the contributions that our junior team members bring to our organisation and our team leaders are absolutely dedicated to helping them grow as professionals. We have been working hard to design and implement a graduate program this year, for our emerging professionals to develop their goals and measure their progress.
We are especially proud of Chris Morris, who has been leading the Interpret team for the past year, and has contributed enormously to our awesome team culture and highlighting the importance of mentoring within our organisation. Chris is passionate about GIS and his team, always making time to offer guidance and share his knowledge to those new to the industry. You can read his tips on writing a CV and preparing for an interview on our blog.
Thank you to the NZ Emerging Spatial Professionals group for organising these awards. It is wonderful to see so many organisations and mentors nominated and the spatial industry supporting emerging professionals.