For somebody who is focused, successful and creating quantifiable change in the community, UQ graduate Sandy Murdoch has a surprising confession to make about his Traction program.
“I feel I can relate to young people who don’t know what they want to be when they grow up,” says Sandy.
“I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1992, and my career has taken me down several different paths in the business sector.
“The point that strikes home for me is I was fortunate to come from a stable background where I was supported, but a lot of these kids are facing significant challenges at such a young age.
“At Traction, we provide support that empowers young people in need so they can build their own future.”
Traction works by mentoring youth through the redesign, refurbishment and customisation of their own mechanical projects.