Supply chain management industry mentor program wins award

The Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has recognised our Supply Chain Management Industry Mentor Program with its 2012 Victorian Training, Education and Development Award.

The program, developed by Dr John Hopkins (School of Management and Information Systems) and Peter Folino (Department of Student Career Development), matches undergraduate and postgraduate supply chain management students with senior industry professionals.

The Supply Chain Management Industry Mentor Program is a voluntary program, benefiting students by broadening their industry knowledge and ideas, enabling professional network development, and improving mentees' confidence in their ability to make the transition from university to working life

Industry mentors for the program are sourced from a variety of sectors including retail, transport, energy and shipping, and are matched with students according to mentees' interests and area of specialisation.

Launched in 2011 with a total of 6 Industry Mentors and 9 student Mentees, the 2012 program has already more than doubled in size, and includes such partner organisations as:

  • Linfox
  • Kraft
  • Fosters
  • QR National
  • Damco
  • ANL
  • Sugar Australia
  • Myer
  • Coynes Freight Management Group
  • Armaguard.

Peter Folino and Prof Pauline Stanton, acting Deputy Dean, were on hand to collect the trophy at a breakfast ceremony held at the Hilton on the Park Hotel.

Find out more about the Supply Chain Management Industry Mentor Program.

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