Transport industry looks for future workers at Melbourne expo

By: Jason Whittaker


The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has helped coordinate a transport and logistics expo to broaden students' knowledge of future career

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has helped coordinate a transport and logistics expo to broaden students' knowledge of future career pathways within the industry.

The Transport Logistics and Maritime Expo held last Thursday was presented by Youth Connect and Bentleigh Secondary College.

The half-day expo was attended by 400 Year 10 students, from a wide range of schools in Melbourne’s south-east, including Bentleigh Secondary College, St. Bede’s College, Brighton Grammar, Our Lady of Sacred Heart College and Holmesglen Vocational College.

Coordinating organisations also included the Department of Industry, Innovation and Regional Development and TDT Victoria, with the State member for Bentleigh, Rob Hudson, also attending.

VTA Deputy CEO Neil Chambers chaired the morning session, briefing the students on the opportunities within the industry.

Speakers included the Australian Maritime College, CRT Group, DP World, Toll Ipec, Chisholm TAFE, RMIT, Linfox, the Australian Shipowners Association, Victoria University and the Port of Melbourne.

VTA member company Gregorys provided a prime mover and semi-trailer for the expo. The truck was positioned so that students could view its features and ask the driver questions.

"The VTA is proud to be involved in these careers events; it is great to see Youth Connect and Bentleigh Secondary College making an effort to promote our industry to students," he says.

"Transport and logistics is a changed industry from what it was a decade ago. With the technological advances, lifestyle changes and ever-changing and challenging environment, this industry has a lot to offer, we just need people to hear about it!"

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