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Holden Mentors Get Track Side for the RACV Energy Breakthrough

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VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – Nov 23, 2012: Thousands of primary and secondary students will descend on Maryborough for the RACV Energy Breakthrough, Victoria’s largest student showcase of energy efficient vehicles and fuel saving technologies.

Holden employees will be on hand once again, to cheer on students as part of the RACV Energy Breakthrough Holden Mentoring Program.

This year, 18 mentors from across Holden have teamed up with primary schools, from Lockwood to Seymour, to offer support and advice in the areas of design, construction and vehicle dynamics.

Holden’s Director of Energy, Environment and Technology, Richard Marshall, said the event is a great opportunity to develop future engineers.

“Holden has been a major sponsor of the RACV Energy Breakthrough for over 20 years and started the Holden Mentor Program three years ago to better support primary schools with technical aspects of their vehicles.

“The RACV Energy Breakthrough changes the way in which students learn about and develop sustainable transport solutions. At Holden, we have many of skilled employees that are keen to get involved in the program to help to generate engineers for the future that are focussed on making more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.“

Revathi Krishnamoorthy, Holden Engineer and mentor, will be in the pits to cheer on students from St.Augustine’s Primary School, Maryborough.

“This is my second year mentoring at St.Augustine’s and it’s great to come down and see all the hard work the students have put into their vehicles throughout the year.

“The Holden Mentoring Program is a great opportunity for employees to get involved in the local community and share their knowledge and passion for the automotive industry.”

Holden’s very own energy breakthrough, the Holden Volt, will again set the pace on the “Holden Track” for the start of the primary school Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Trial. The first Volt to arrive in Australia debuted at RACV Energy Breakthrough last year.