The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Teletrac Navman have today announced the participants of a ground-breaking initiative that will celebrate the industry’s diversity and develop diversity champions.
An industry first, the 2020 Teletrac Navman Driving Change Diversity Program has welcomed ten participants from around Australia, nominated by ATA member associations and Teletrac Navman.
“Diversity plays a big role in creating positive workplaces and is proven to develop more inclusive environments, increase productivity and give employers access to a greater range of talent,” ATA CEO Ben Maguire said.
“Following its launch, the program received overwhelming support from industry and our members who are committed to celebrating and embracing diversity.
“I am excited and proud that the ATA and Teletrac Navman are leading an initiative that will have such a profound effect on the trucking industry and the wider community,” he said.
Program participants will be hosted in Cairns this April for a workshop facilitated by program ambassador, diversity champion and comedian Wayne Herbert. They will learn how to create change and facilitate diversity in their workplace and community, share personal insights, develop a marketing campaign that showcases diversity within industry, and develop a strong professional network with like-minded individuals.
Following the workshop, participants will attend the ATA’s Trucking Australia conference where they will connect with industry and share program outcomes with delegates.
“It has been fantastic to see the response to the program since its launch, even beyond the transport industry,” Teletrac Navman Director of Marketing Megan Duncan said.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the interesting mix of program participants, who really cover a broad spectrum of diverse backgrounds and roles in the transport industry. The program outcomes will be truly exciting,” she said.