Time to help young lead­ers

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FOR the in­dus­try to con­tinue to de­velop, we need to de­velop our emerg­ing lead­ers.

That’s the view of Queens­land Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Gary Ma­hon, who re­cently an­nounced the QTA/Daim­ler Emerg­ing Lead­ers Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram.

He said the pro­gram would iden­tify po­ten­tial lead­er­ship tal­ent and

❝ The Aus­tralian trans­port in­dus­try can pro­vide won­der­ful and ful­fill­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple

— Daniel White­head

pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to cul­ti­vate lead­er­ship ca­pa­bil­ity within the in­dus­try.

“The re­cip­i­ents of this

pro­gram will be a part of the next gen­er­a­tion of in­dus­try lead­ers and con­trib­ute to the fu­ture pros­per­ity of the in­dus­try,” he said.

Mr Ma­hon said the gen­eral idea was to give re­cip­i­ents the op­por­tu­nity to put for­ward an idea of de­vel­op­ment they wanted to help grow their po­ten­tial.

“So it could be more for­mal like a course or maybe they’d like to en­gage in a men­tor­ing pro­gram or par­lia­men­tary process,” he said.

“What we’re try­ing to do is en­cour­age peo­ple to think about what they’d like to en­gage in or haven’t had the op­por­tu­nity to do so or it might be a bit of an ex­pense. Then along with Daim­ler we can pro­vide the mains (for them to) gain that ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Daim­ler Truck and Bus Aus­tralia pres­i­dent and CEO Daniel White­head said the com­pany was thrilled to back the schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

“Daim­ler Truck and Bus is pas­sion­ate about mak­ing the trans­port in­dus­try a des­ti­na­tion in­dus­try for the best and the bright­est young Aus­tralians,” he said.

“The Aus­tralian trans­port in­dus­try can pro­vide won­der­ful and ful­fill­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple and Daim­ler Truck and Bus is proud to sup­port the Queens­land Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and its ex­cit­ing schol­ar­ship pro­gram that aims to fur­ther de­velop emerg­ing tal­ent.”

The pro­gram launched on May 16 and ap­pli­ca­tions are open un­til July 31.

Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents will be an­nounced at the an­nual awards din­ner on Septem­ber 15 and they will be able to take part in what­ever they have ap­plied for dur­ing the next 12 months.

An an in­au­gu­ral awards night will be held to cel­e­brate their achieve­ments in 2019.

PHOTO: BIG RIGS

LOOK­ING TO THE FU­TURE: The QTA/Daim­ler Emerg­ing Lead­ers Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram is open for those who want to grow their lead­er­ship po­ten­tial.

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