IPWEA, together with LOGiT is excited to announce the launch of the LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship, aimed at supporting Indigenous professionals in Australia to build capability and credentials in Asset Management.
To grow Indigenous representation in the asset management profession and contribute to the strength of asset management practice in Australia, the newly formed scholarship will be offered to an Indigenous applicant.
David Jenkins, CEO IPWEA Australasia said we are delighted to work with Kieran and the LOGiT team on the indigenous scholarship.
“IPWEA is passionate about developing skills and capacity in asset management as well as supporting young indigenous Australians in their career journey. Thank you to LOGiT for sharing our passion and vision” .
The successful scholarship recipient will receive access to attend the IPWEA Asset Management Foundations Course, followed by the Internationally recognised Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning. To guide the student in their studies, they will also receive access to IPWEA’s International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and the International Infrastructure Financial Management Manual (IIFMM).
Kieran Shirey, Managing Director LOGiT Australia said 75 per cent of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, yet from all STEM students, less than 1 per cent are Indigenous.
“We would like to see this change, and have more representation of Indigenous professionals in Public Works, Engineering, Asset Management and the related Tech. We see this as a critical part of Closing the Gap and ensuring that First Nations people are included in this age of digital transformation.” .
To apply, applicants are required to fill in the online application form by 16th April 2021 at www.logitaust.com/indigenous-scholarship. The successful applicant will be announced by 30th April 2021.