Aquaculture for all

Opportunity for future seafood leaders

Education & academia

A program designed to train and inspire the next generation of Australian seafood supremos is now underway.

Called the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP), it is funded by the Australian Government through the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and is managed and facilitated by Rural Training Initiatives. The program commenced in Darwin on 21 March and it extends throughout six calendar months, before concluding in Canberra in September.

NSILP is designed for people wishing to take up leadership roles at all levels of the seafood industry – workplace supervisor through to industry representation. These roles maybe at a sector level or regional level but participants may also have national and international leadership aspirations. It is the only national industry specific leadership program for the seafood industry, and has been informed and developed in consultation with and feedback from the industry. The program focuses on developing practical skills that participants can apply at a personal, business and national organisation industry level.

Jill Briggs, NSILP Program Manager, said: “This is one of the great concepts of industry ‘future proofing’, what better way to guarantee a strong industry into the future than invest in new leaders. Rural Training Initiatives provides skills sessions and practical activities that enhance participant’s knowledge and confidence to lead the industry into the future.”

NSILP participants will have opportunity to network and connect with industry decision-makers throughout the program.

“It was a very competitive selection process this year and congratulations to all the participants from across the industry and value chain. The opportunity to connect with industry leaders and network throughout the program and the many industry activities ensures that the participants will meet many of the key stakeholders of the industry. Thanks also go to the industry support we receive for the program,” added Briggs.

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