2020 RISE Scholarship WINNER!

Announcing the winner of our 2020 Rise Scholarship - Roxanne Phipps!

When we met with Roxanne we were really impressed by her drive and determination, running three businesses (Marlborough Wedding & Events, RB Catering and Haven Café) all whilst juggling raising a young family. 


Not only that, but we discovered that Roxanne is a bit old school and manages to run her businesses without the use of any project management software/CRM systems, not even a spreadsheet.


We strongly believe Roxanne will benefit from this Scholarship, we are looking forward to arming her with tools to help her implement efficiencies in her business, automating repetitive tasks, fool proofing procedures and ultimately reducing her workload so she can reap the benefits of a good work life balance.

RISE Scholarship

In 2019 Opt4 and Sass came together and developed a scheme called RISE Scholarship, where one lucky person in Marlborough receives a range of training workshops and courses to the value of $2,500!!  

Left to right: Roxanne Phipps (2020 RISE Scholarship Winner) Tamsin Clark (Office Manager Opt 4 Personnel)

This is ideal for anyone who wants to upskill, change career paths, get back into the workforce or get into the workforce altogether.  The scholarship includes:

  • ​Sass Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

  • Sass Microsoft Word 2016 Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

  • Sass Microsoft Outlook & Email Management Workshop 

  • Sass Xero Basics+ Workshop or Sass Computer Basics Workshop

  • Sass Master Your Financial Skills Workshop

  • CV and Cover Letter completed by Opt4

  • Opt4 Interviewing Skills & Techniques one-on-one training

  • One-week work experience with Opt4, which includes Ace Payroll training and Social Media Advertising

Testimonials from our 2019 scholarship winner:

Xero Basics+ Workshop “The Xero Workshop was really good. I learnt a lot of good tips and tricks that I will be able to apply to the workplace one day. I have learnt so much already through this scholarship, so I am really excited for the Microsoft Word workshop that is coming up soon as this is predominantly what I use on a daily basis for my study”. 

Microsoft Word Beginner to Intermediate Workshop “The course was fantastic! I learnt so many great tips and tricks that will save me lots of time. I can't wait to put them to use”. 

Microsoft Excel Beginner to Intermediate Workshop “I really enjoyed the workshop. There was definitely a lot more information than I was expecting, but it was awesome, and I learnt heaps”.

Master Your Financial Skills Workshop “The workshop was really good! I knew a bit about the content that was covered already, but the way Kelly explained certain things made my understanding a lot clearer. What I have learned from this workshop will definitely help me with my studies”. 

2019 RISE Scholarship Winner

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