Pathway to Transport and Logistics Program helps Brandon start his career in the transport industry

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In a circular frame, we see a man in hardhat and high visibility workwear stand leaning on a yellow wheelie bin in front of a small shed. Above him are the words: "Brandon makes the wheels turn thanks to the Pathway to Transport and Logistics Program".

Brandon was one of the one hundred participants that were provided with the opportunity to prepare themselves for a career in the transport, postal and warehousing industry.

Commencing 6 months ago, the Pathway to Transport and Logistics project is delivered by Workforce Specialist Driver Risk Management. It is a pre-employment program developed to meet the workforce needs of identified industries and occupations, connecting them to eligible Workforce Australia Services, Workforce Australia Online and Transition to Work participants. It is open to all ages and cohorts and is being delivered in Western Australia, targeting Perth North, Perth South and Bunbury.

The program aims to address industry shortages and overcome obstacles to successful employment. One of those hurdles is obtaining access to a driver’s licence. The program provides participants with the opportunity to prepare for their licence through twenty hours of driving tuition, which attracted Brandon to join.

Brandon successfully completed the four-week program which provided him with the practical knowledge and application of Work Health and Safety principles. These skills helped Brandon secure his employment opportunity where he has been honoured with the monthly award as a Safe Guide Champion, showcasing his commitment to safety, teamwork, and fostering a culture of mateship among his peers.

Brandon worked closely with Driver Risk Management program mentors to boost his confidence, and this led him to secure a FIFO apprenticeship position, paving his way to become a qualified transmission line worker. Currently, he has completed all his practical driving requirements and is awaiting his practical driving assessment.

Participants can apply for the Pathways to Transport and Logistics program by logging into their Workforce Australia account, searching for the Pathway to Transport and Logistics project and completing the expression of interest.

For more information visit the page Workforce Specialists.

Correct at time of publication.