Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia has established a pilot program to develop a pool of qualified mentors for industry in Queensland.
For many years, the industry has been tackling the need to qualify mentors in a consistent way. Since late 2011, the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) with members of the Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Groups (TLWAG) across Australia and the Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC) have supported and contributed to the development of a mentoring skill set, which will now provide Statements of Attainment to industry participants.
Supported by TLISC through the National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF), the SCLAA has established the pilot program to trial this new skill set for industry.
During September and October the participants will attend workshops run by Queensland based training organisations, Major Operator and Driver Training and Strategix Training Group. Both organisations are now ready to deliver this new offering for industry.
Mr Vince Aisthorpe, President of the Queensland Division of the SCLAA comments that this skill set has become available just at the right time.
According to Mr Aisthorpe, SCLAA has had a focus on mentoring its members, but sometimes the number of experienced mentors cannot meet the increasingly high number of mentees. This program will inject 73 new mentors into industry, all consistently developed to a high standard under the new skill set TLIM4004A Mentor Individuals and Small Groups.
Mr Matt Tenkate, General Manager at Major Operator and Driver Training observes that leadership is an important element of success in a business - knowing how to mentor teams and individuals is what can move good managers to great leaders.
Mr Wayne Striplin, National Operations Manager, Strategix Training Group adds that Strategix has long had an interest in mentoring with their clients and participants; the new program is a natural extension for businesses to be able to have a consistent way to build that skill.
The pilot will be completed by October 2013.