Industry players urged to get students into workplaces

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi

Exposing youth to trucking operations crucial for future personnel resources

Industry players urged to get students into workplaces
Toll is involved and has had a focus on students for some time


With future drivers and managers of 2025 being in high school now, more needs to be done to educate the youth about a future in the transport and logistics industry.

Promoting the industry in schools is crucial in securing future leaders, the Beacon Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation that works in more than 115 secondary schools, says.

Project officer Lorette Roberts says transport operators should organise tours of their business, showing students what they do, who the staff is and how to make it into transport.

Most operators believe young people don’t understand the opportunities and careers available in transport when making crucial career choices in Year 10, she adds.

"The drivers and young managers of 2025 are in years 9 and 10 now," Roberts says.

"Help us make sure those motivated, local young people know there’s a future for them in transport and logistics."

Murphy Transport Solutions, Toll and McGregor Logistics are already involved in the project.

For more information contact Lorette Roberts on 0408 102 322.


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