Saturday, June 11th, 2011 - WITWA
PERTH, Western Australia (10 June 2011) – A shared interest in working in regional and remote Western Australia has prompted Horizon Power ( to become a corporate sponsor of Women in Technology, WA (WITWA).

“The mining boom is creating significant skills challenges for the energy sector at the same time it’s generating more jobs in the technology sector. We’re thrilled to have Horizon Power on board as a corporate sponsor since they work in the same geographic areas we’re targeting,” says Marjolein Towler, Chair of WITWA.

WITWA launched their techtrails program last November. Designed as a technology outreach program for youth in remote and regional Western Australia, WITWA’s goal is to encourage girls and boys into careers in technology.

“Karratha is one of the first regions on our techtrails schedule,” says Towler. “Support from Horizon Power means we have the pleasure of partnering with a likeminded organisation interested in providing opportunities for children living in regional WA.”

James Deacon, General Manager of Knowledge & Technology at Horizon Power agrees. "The partnership between Horizon Power and Women in Technology, Western Australia is in the spirit of our company's commitment to deliver lasting value to the communities we serve. We expect this partnership to leave a positive legacy in the Pilbara community by helping to deliver educational and leadership benefits.”

Deacon continues, “Horizon Power is also focused on improving the quality of life of Aboriginal people and I believe this program will provide important encouragement and support to the leadership of Aboriginal communities in this region by demonstrating real opportunities available - in both Horizon Power and the technical industry as a whole.”

In collaboration with Scitech, techtrails operates as a school incursion providing hands-on training and counselling on career pathways. A not-for-profit organisation, WITWA receives no funding from the government.

For more information about WITWA, their techtrails initiative, or how to become a corporate sponsor, visit the WITWA website at

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WITWA is a Perth based, not-for-profit organisation providing a framework for women in technology to extend their network and expand their knowledge on a broad range of professional topics. WITWA’s goal is to persuade young people of both sexes to consider technology as a stimulating and viable profession and support them in that pursuit. Additionally, we want to raise the status of women in Australian business and in the technology industries. WITWA membership is open to both women and men.
Marjolein Towler
P: (08) 9417 3628
M: 0402 143628

Horizon Power

Horizon Power is the pre-eminent supplier of energy solutions to regional and remote Western Australia driven by a passion and ability to deliver safe, reliable and affordable services in the most challenging of environments. Horizon Power customers range from people living in remote, isolated communities with less than 100 people, to residents and small businesses in busy and regional towns, to major mining companies in the resource-rich Pilbara region.
Andrew Riches
P: (08) 6310 1570
M: 0437480237


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