Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) has announced that the 2018 MEA Mentor Program will get underway in July.
The six month program has paired mentees and mentors from each state and territory across Australia and is designed to grow leadership skills in the Australian events industry.
The program, for the second year, has been supported by Tourism Australia.
MEA’s Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Johnson commented, “One of the major challenges in our industry is the difficulty in attracting, recruiting and retaining skilled professionals to work in the sector. MEA has developed this program as a key initiative to support young professionals and to address chronic skills shortages in the industry”.
Penny Lion, Executive General Manager, Events at Tourism Australia said, “The MEA Mentor Program is a great initiative that allows young event professionals to grow leadership skills and knowledge by learning from those who have years of experience in the industry. Tourism Australia is delighted to support the program and is pleased to see that it has grown significantly in 2018 with programs in all states and territories of Australia”.
MEA says it is looking forward to seeing how this years’ current group of Mentees grow both professionally and personally under the influence of their Mentors.
For those wishing to join the 2019 MEA Mentor Program, MEA will be calling for enrolments for both Mentees and Mentors between October 2018 and April 2019 via the MEA Website; prior to the commencement of the program on Monday the 3rd June 2019.