Congratulations Cougar Powder Coating on winning this month’s prestigious MWLP’s Business of the Month Award.
Current Owner and Business Manager, Larry Beaver, purchased Cougar Powder Coating in 2007. They are Contract Powder Coaters to many local companies, specialising in Children’s Play Furniture, Engineering and Light Construction products.
They also offer Year 11 and 12 students, who are studying Metal & Engineering as part of their Higher School Certificate, week-long placements at their Ingleburn factory. In fact, they have offered one placement every week since 2011.
The students really enjoy their experience at Cougar Powder Coating and spend their time hanging and removing items on the conveyor, packing, wrapping, strapping and palletizing. Depending on the workload they may also powder coat and spend a day in the office.
Larry adds “It is a two way street. The kids love it. They get to see first-hand what working life is like in a factory. We see how they work and assess their attitude. We currently employ one full time worker and 4 casuals that have all come via the MWLP Work Placement Programme. All businesses should give it a go.”
As this month’s outstanding winner, Cougar Powder Coating will receive profiling in the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly editions of the Macarthur Chronicle, one month’s free advertising on C91.3FM, exposure on www.mwlp.com.au and thanks to United Cinemas Narellan, Grand Seating movie tickets.
To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Peter Miller at MWLP on 4625 1863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Areas of interest other than Metal & Engineering are Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Entertainment, Hospitality, Information Technology, Primary Industries, Retail and Tourism.
It’s a great way to showcase your business and it’s free.