2014 TLISC International Fellowships recipients announced
TLISC partnered with the International Specialised Skills Institute to award two Fellowships aimed at promoting the acquisition of higher-level skills and an appreciation of international best practice in the transport and logistics industry.
Now read more about the two Fellowship recipients and what they have planned over the next 12 months as part of this program:
As the General Manager of All Purpose Transport (APT) in Brisbane, Paul Kahlert sees first-hand the huge challenge the transport industry in Australia is facing with a collision of strong growth against a rapidly ageing workforce.
There is a pressing requirement from within the industry to create a sustainable pipeline to retain and attract the existing and future workforce. By developing a skilled and driven workforce, along with the embracing of technology, Paul can see scope for significant improvements in productivity and sustainability for one of the most important tasks in a large and geographically diverse country.
The aim of Paul’s Fellowship is to investigate and report on workforce development and technology practices within small to mid-sized transport companies in a large economy such as the United States of America. Given similar sized companies complete a significant amount of the overall transport task in Australia, knowledge gained through the Fellowship will be highly relevant to APT’s operations
Paul’s expectation is to establish what is world-best practice for workforce development in the courier/taxi-truck arena. He intends to share his learnings by educating the industry through activities such as conferences and forums along with demonstrating practical implementation within his 300+ person workforce.
Jarrod Weaving is the manager of the Australian Maritime College’s Vocational Education and Training programs. He has a career-long association with seafaring within the tourism sector, passenger operations and in the Royal Australian Navy. Jarrod now enjoys the many opportunities afforded to him as an educator to impart the skills and knowledge required for a successful seagoing career to a wide range of students. Over the last year Jarrod has led his team of AMC staff in delivering navigational, engineering and safety training to indigenous students from the Torres Strait region.
Whilst language, culture and geography have all presented challenges to both the trainers and the students, these aspects have not stood in the way of some very successful outcomes.
With the award of the ISS International Fellowship Jarrod plans to investigate the similarities of delivering maritime qualification training to the indigenous people of the coastal Inuit populations of Canada.
Remote geography, a range of language and dialect and a mixture of cultures are all challenges shared with Australia – particularly the focus on safety outcomes through practically delivered qualifications. With this broader experience Jarrod hopes to enhance and develop the maritime training delivered to indigenous Australian students, not only in the Torres Strait but elsewhere in remote and regional Australia.
Congratulations to both Jarrod and Paul on their successful applications. We look forward to receiving updates and postcards from abroad!