VTA launches logistics cadetship


Industry group launches new cadetship to support young people getting into the transport and logistics industry

September 5, 2011

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has launched a new cadetship to support young people getting into the transport and logistics industry.

Announced during the opening day of Freight Week 2011, the cadetship program offers candidates the opportunity to train for two years for a Certificate IV in Logistics and a Diploma of Logistics.

The VTA will play an active role over the course of the program, helping with recruiting cadets, overseeing them at the workplace and during study blocks and assisting companies in managing their cadets and the program.

"The cadetship program is available to companies of all sizes, and many companies may already have a potential cadet employed already. The program is open to anyone aged between 18 and 25 who has completed year 12," VTA CEO Philip Lovel says.

"Another bonus is that employers may be eligible for financial incentives of up to $8,000 to support the training of the cadets."

With the Victorian transport and logistics sector forecast to need almost 15,000 extra workers over the next three years, Lovel says the program will provide a guiding hand to young people interested in working in the industry.

"This program has plenty to offer to both the Cadets and the Companies who take them on," he says.




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