A prime objective of The Illawarra Connection is to sustain the viability of the region for conducting business. In alignment with this objective, we have built key partnerships aimed at delivering inspired and well-connected visionaries who will lead our region into the future.

Our partnership with the University of Wollongong and its Sydney Business School has provided scholarships for local business people to complete an MBA (or other approved qualification) since 2001.  Read more on the Sydney Business School scholarships.

The Illawarra Connection also partners with RDA Illawarra and the Sydney Business School to provide funding for the Leadership Illawarra Programme, a two-year learning program for the region’s emerging leaders. Read more on the Leadership Illawarra Programme.