Teens to light future by building torches out of electronic waste in entrepreneurship workshops

Founder of social enterprise start-up Substation33 Tony Sharp. Photo: Supplied
Founder of social enterprise start-up Substation33 Tony Sharp. Photo: Supplied

COUNCIL is hosting workshops for teens on how to build torches out of electronic waste.

High school-aged students, aged 13 and above, can also meet with Seqwater and Logan City Council to think about water management.

The two school holiday workshops are part of Logan City's Live at the Hive series of business talks for budding entrepreneurs.

Councillor Steven Swenson said the Teen Hive sessions designed be fun and hands-on.

Kingston e-waste social enterprise start-up Substation33 would be featured in the first workshop, with students reusing old electronic rubbish to make torches.

In the second workshop, students would help build a water supply model and learn about future opportunities for businesses and careers.

The Substation33 sessions will be from 1pm to 2.30pm on Friday, April 12 at Hive Central at Logan Central Library and from 10am to 11.30am on Thursday, April 11 at Hive West at Logan West Library at Browns Plains.

The second session will be a think tank on water sustainability from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, April 16 at Hive Central and from 10am to noon on Wednesday, April 17 at Hive West.

"I encourage Logan teenagers to get involved with the Hive activities," Mr Swanson said.

Hive Central is located at Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur St, Logan Central and Hive West is at Logan West Library, 69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains.

To book a Teen Hive session, visit loganlibraries.org/whats-on.