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Nominations closing for 2017 Young Professionals Mentoring Program

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council, the state’s peak industry body for tourism, is calling for expressions of interest to participate in one of the most exclusive mentoring programs available in Queensland.

QTIC Chief Executive Daniel Gschwind said nominations for the 2017 QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program close soon on Sunday 6 November (submit nomination here).

Mr Gschwind encourages industry professionals to apply for the program which allows a competitive edge for participants to gain professional development, knowledge and skills through the sharing of information and experience matched with a senior industry professional.

“QTIC’s respected program, entering its 6th successful year in 2017, invites tourism industry employees less than 35 years of age to nominate for the 2017 QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program.

“The program offers a broad range of exceptional professional development opportunities and allows participants to gain knowledge and skills through the sharing of information and experience with a senior industry professional.”

Running from February to July, up to 15 young professionals will be offered the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Program.  

Scheduled monthly meetings between mentors and mentees are structured to include relevant and individually tailored discussion topics and tasks.

Previous mentees have praised the program for its effectiveness in developing their career direction and progression, guidance and insight into their industry and personal growth.  

Zac Garven, Marketing and Business Development at the Queensland Tourism Award-winning Empire Apartment Hotel in Rockhampton, said he was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to participate in the 2016 program.

“I was privileged to have Peter Savoff, General Manager of Emporium Hotel, as my mentor in the 2016 QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program.

“Peter's professionalism and mateship throughout the program was conducive to the best professional development I have ever received - for this I thank QTIC for the opportunity.”

Read more testimonials from Zac’s fellow participants in the 2016 Program on the QTIC website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Are you aged 35 or less?
  • Have you worked in the tourism/hospitality industry for at least 12 months (full or part time)?
  • Is your employer a QTIC member? OR Are you a student completing your final year of studies with a QTIC member training institution?
  • Do you have approval from your employer or training institution to participate?

Nominations for the 2017 Program close Sunday 6 November 2016.

Submit your nomination here.