People aspiring to join the transport and logistics industry are to benefit from a new online learning resource.
Victorian skills and workforce participation minister Jacinta Allan has announced the latest version of the “This Way to Your Future”- Careers in T&L CD, containing information on the diverse range of rewarding careers offered by the sector.
”The Victorian transport and logistics industry is one of the state’s largest sectors, employing more than 330,000 people and contributing more than 14 per cent of the state’s Gross State Product,” Ms Allan said.
As part of the State Government’s attempt to tackle skills shortages in regional and rural areas, she said the web-based resource will present young people with different industry opportunities.
She said: “Government research shows the industry will need almost 15,000 extra workers over the next three years.
“Transport and logistics is a growing industry that offers a range of career opportunities ranging from marketing and sales through to warehousing logistics and freight transport.”
The previous version of the CD has been distributed across Victoria, NSW and Queensland, with more than 2,500 copies currently in use.
“This Way to Your Future” – Careers in T&L CD ROM, which provides detailed information on a range of entry-level jobs in the sector through to senior positions, is available at: www.supplychainvictoria.com.au.