Welcome to the July edition of the Tasmanian Business Reporter. In this month's bumper 16 page edition we bring you the details of I-PREP, an exciting new initiative by the University of Tasmania set to help local businesses connect with talented international students providing significant benefits for all parties involved. We'll also fill you in on the 2018-19 Tasmanian State Budget, hopes for a Qantas Group Pilot Academy to be established in Launceston and recognition for Tasmanian women at the forefront of the state's resource sector.
JULY 2018 T A S M A N I A’ S L E A D I N G B U S I N E S S P U B L I C A T I O N . C I R C U L A T I O N 1 2 , 0 0 0 M O N T H LY Launceston clear for takeoff A $20 million pilot training academy being developed by Qantas could soon call Launceston home. The city has been shortlisted as a possible location for the facility, which would train hundreds of pilots and be the biggest venture of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Full story: Page 3 Rich pool of talent How TCCI JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP benefits your business The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an independent membership organisation that positively leads and supports the Tasmanian business community. By TOM O’MEARA TASMANIAN businesses can now tap into a deeper pool of working talent thanks to a new initiative by the University of Tasmania. Under the I-PREP program being led by the university’s new Industry Engagement Coordinator, Penny Stringer, organisations are being invited to open their doors to talented international students. “There are many benefits to hosting an intern including enriching and diversifying your organisational culture with someone who has a youthful perspective, energy and global knowledge,” Mrs Stringer said. “For the student they get handson work experience in a real workplace, as well as developing transferable skills and experience for their resume. For employers, it’s an opportunity to develop and mentor the future employees and leaders of Tasmania. It’s a winwin for both parties.” That view is shared by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. TCCI Chief Executive Michael Bailey said the state was desperate for more skilled workers as it pushes ahead as the island of innovation and inclusion. ‘‘Here we have UTAS calling out for help from business to help students understand the workplace and also share their skills with Tasmanian companies big and small,” Mr Bailey said. “The TCCI supports this powerful opportunity for UTAS students and our growing workforce which needs graduates who are in touch with the trends and contribute new, innovative and fresh ideas.” Overseas internships, page 11 TCCI provides valuable support to its members through advocacy and a range of programs and services including: > Customised membership to achieve your business objectives > Workplace relations advice > Workplace health and safety > Networking and promotion > Training and workforce development > Events Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hobart | Launceston Ph: 1300 559 122 www.tcci.com.au