In Homer’s story of Odyssey, Mentor is the wise guide who is placed in charge of Odysseus’s son Telemachus while Odysseus went off to war. From this story we have developed some of the mythology around the benefits found in a relationship between a wiser older person and a younger person.
The idea of this relationship still appeals and modern day stories like the popular book, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, connect with this desire. In Tuesdays with Morrie there is a deep relationship that forms around the the regular time spent with an older person’s wisdom.
Evolation Learning feels a little like that sort of story. Scott and I (Chris) worked together in my former business with Scott as my employee. I remember our first encounter on the phone and how a casual question turned into me being unable to refuse this persistent young man a job with our company.
Eventually we both moved on from that business but we stayed in touch. Then one day we came up with the idea that we could start a Registered Training Organisation. We had a couple of hiccups in the beginning but we got through our initial registration with nothing major found at our audit.
One year on Evolation Learning has recently expanded its scope to include a broader range of qualifications and are seeing an ever growing demand for our courses. We have expanded and also offer self paced professional development courses as well as nationally recognised training. Recently we employed our first trainer.
But, at the heart remains the connection between Scott and myself. I am amazed at his energy and capacity at such a young age and feel privileged that we are able to create a business together. We appreciate that people are choosing to complete their studies with us and be a part of this emerging business story.