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Women behind the Wheel

Women behind the Wheel – Launched on 1 September 2016

The Women behind the Wheel program was launched at SRT Logistics on 1st September, as part of Truck Week 2016.  Heather Jones, Co-Founder of the Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls, provided a keynote address to launch the program.  Several women already driving trucks in Tasmania also attended the launch.

This program, subsidized by Skills Tasmania through the Skills Fund – Seasonal Industries Program, is an initiative of SRT Logistics and TransTrain and provides quality training and support for women to explore options and prepare for a rewarding career in Transport & Logistics, particularly in truck driving roles.

Women behind the Wheel provides real work experience and a full industry introduction program for up to 10 participants.  We were overwhelmed by the interest in this program, with more than 30 applications received in the short one week application timeframe.  The group who has started this program are incredibly enthusiastic and have made great progress through the program modules to date!

Melissa Griffiths (TransTrain), Joanne Tye (SRT Logistics), Kerri Connors (Caltas), Heather Jones (PHHG), Jane Beswick (Beswick Holdings), Sarah Brosnan (MD & TJ Ryan Contracting), Michelle Harwood (TransTrain)

Melissa Griffiths (TransTrain), Joanne Tye (SRT Logistics), Kerri Connors (Caltas), Heather Jones (PHHG), Jane Beswick (Beswick Holdings), Sarah Brosnan (MD & TJ Ryan Contracting), Michelle Harwood (TransTrain)

 

More Information about Women in the Transport & Logistics Industries

Tracey Profile – about Tracey, a Multi Combination Truck Driver at SRT Logistics (from the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Plan)

Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls – a Western Australian based group providing training and work experience placement for women truck drivers

Tasmanian Transport Association –  representing Tasmanian Transport Companies

Transport Women Australia –  representing women in Transport & Logistics in Australia

Women in  Transport & Logistics – Case Studies of women working in various roles in the Australian Transport & Logistics industry