The Victorian government has encouraged women to apply for its annual $10,000 Women in Freight, Logistics and Marine Management scholarship.
Applications for the scholarship opened on 1 September, 2008. According to Roads and Ports Minister, Tim Pallas, it is designed to encourage more women to take up top positions in the freight, logistics and marine industries.
Currently, women represent 27% of the workforce in the materials handling and logistics sector, with most working at the frontlines. The government has prioritised attracting and retaining women in the industry as a way to bring balance and diversity to workplaces.
The scholarship is open to any postgraduate student starting or completing studies in any field related to the freight, logistics and marine industries. Applicants will be assessed based on relevant work experience, academic merit and commitment to a career in the industry.
Applications are due to close on 31 October, 2008.