QTA program to encourage female participation in T&L


‘Women Take the Wheel’ to facilitate work experience and employment for graduating students

QTA program to encourage female participation in T&L
A 2016 Volvo report highlighted truck driver shortage in the industry.

 

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) has announced the launch of its 'Women Take the Wheel' pilot program.

Commencing in January, the program aims to encourage female participation in a largely male-dominated transport and logistics industry.

The program is a result of industry feedback and concerns about skills shortages, as highlighted by a report published by Volvo in 2016, Professional Truck Driver Shortage, QTA says.

"QTA will be partnering with Platinum Partner, Strategix Training Group to train and licence female participants who choose a career in the transport and logistics industry," it states.

The industry body is looking for employers to become ‘Women Take the Wheel’ ambassadors, who will be pre-qualified to offer work experience or employment, where feasible, to graduating students.

QTA is organising an information session to outline the details of the program.

When:  Wednesday, November 22            

Time:  10-11:30am

Venue:  Strategix Training Group Office, 3946 Pacific Highway, Loganholme 4129.

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