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Applications now open for career-boosting scholarship program

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Transport Women Australia Limited and Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific are calling for applications for a scholarship program developed for women in the transport industry and those wishing to join.

As part of this initiative, Transport Women Australia Limited will be offering scholarships to four women this year.

The scholarships enable women within the industry to undertake a course that will advance their careers or expand their knowledge to enhance their current position, or give other women the chance to become part of the industry.

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says the Transport Women Australia Limited ‘Driving the Difference Scholarship’ could help make a real difference.

“These scholarships are an effective way to expand opportunities for women to explore career pathways and growth within what is still a male dominated industry,” Mr Whitehead says.

Transport Women Australia Limited Chair, Jacquelene Brotherton says, TWAL are so proud to be able to join once again with Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific to present this second year of “Driving the Difference” scholarships to enhance participation of women in the transport and logistics industry.

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific was the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to be accredited with the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (ECOE) in Australia.

The EOCGE classification is designed to encourage, recognise and promote an active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to the Equal Opportunity Act.

The criteria focusses on preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination as well as targets for improving gender equality outcomes.

Mr Whitehead says Daimler Truck and Bus remains firmly committed to attracting and retaining gender diverse talent and achieving true gender equality and pay equity.

“Daimler is committed to lead the way with the promotion of gender diversity benefits and equitable practices in the trucking and transport industry,” Mr Whitehead says.

For more information about the Driving the Difference Scholarship program contact Jacquelene Brotherton via chair@transportwomen.com.au, or call her directly on 0417422319.

Applications close on October 31. Scholarship recipients will be announced on November 16.

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