Nominations open for women's mentoring program

Women in transport and logistics invited to join February 2009 intake of the Women Moving Forward Mentoring Program

All women in transport and logistics are invited to join the February 2009 intake of the Women Moving Forward Mentoring Program.

The initiative, which is run by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC), mentors women to give them the confidence and skills to grow their careers in the industry.

The program is open to all women and the ALC says it is a cost effective way to develop women in the workplace.

The Queensland Government is supporting it by offering ten mentoring grants to women in regional Queensland, which is open to new entrants, returning workers or experienced practitioners.

Queensland Transport will fund all costs of the program, which is built around retaining and developing women in a traditionally male dominated industry.

The ALC’s program is based on the My Mentor program run by Emberin. Those who take part in the program have the option of receiving a Certificate IV in Business or Frontline Management.

Companies are encouraged to become involved because the ALC says the Women Moving Forward will boost workforce productivity, identify future leaders and retain quality staff.

The ALC takes care of the administrative burden as well as mentors for participants.

Nominations close December 19 and the program will begin February 1. To register your interest, contact Queensland Transport on 07 3146 1610 or the Industry Capability branch .

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