North American travels for TLISC Fellows

Last year TLISC partnered with the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) to award two Fellowships aimed at promoting the acquisition of higher-level skills and an appreciation of international best practice in the transport and logistics industry.

Fellowship recipients Paul Kahlert and Jarrod Weaving both recently returned from their explorations to the USA and Canada respectively. As prescribed by the Fellowship, they are required to pass on what they have learnt by:

  • Preparing a detailed report for distribution to government departments, industry and educational institutions;
  • Recommending improvements to accredited educational courses
  • Delivering training activities including workshops, conferences and forums

In addition to this, Paul and Jarrod have each taken the time to compile a short report for our eNewsletter – we hope their stories (and photos) inspire.

During his three week visit to the United States, Paul Kahlert, General Manager of Brisbane’s All Purpose Transport met with owners and CEOs of T&L businesses in California, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and Philadelphia. Read Paul’s account of his Fellowship trip here.

Jarrod Weaving is the manager of the University of Tasmania – Australian Maritime College’s Vocational Education and Training programs. Jarrod travelled to the remote Canadian maritime region of Nunavik where he observed similarities between its indigenous population and that of Australia’s Torres Strait – a snapshot of his Fellowship project is available here.