Pilot mentoring program empowers Council staff

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Preparing employees for the next steps in their careers has been at the forefront of a pilot mentoring program at Isaac Regional Council.

Preparing employees for the next steps in their careers has been at the forefront of a pilot mentoring program at Isaac Regional Council.

Acting Mayor Kelly Vea Vea today reflected on the achievements of a structured program to harness staff connection, knowledge sharing and skill building for future goals and milestones.

Six mentors teamed up with six mentees from all walks of life took part in the 12-month program with ongoing direction and support from Council’s People and Performance department.

Cr Vea Vea said the mentoring program was designed to increase employees’ skills and pathways, develop emerging leaders, support succession planning and increase engagement with employees.

“As you know rich resources are used to power people, homes and businesses,” she said.

“We know this because we can turn on a light or eat a steak, and we can see the results of that.

“So why do we talk about pure people power so much?

“It is easy for us to recognise the value of the resources in Isaac, but it is often harder to recognise the pure people power that is behind every idea, every action and every achievement.

“Our organisation is made richer by its people. Many of you have come here by way of opportunity, and by the looks of the growing workforce at Isaac Regional Council, many have found a reason to stay.

“They’ve taken the opportunities to live, work and invest in our region which is helping to energise the world.”

Cr Vea Vea said the pilot program will now become part of the social and professional fabric at Council to help energise emerging leaders and retain them in the region.

“I’d like to thank our staff and everyone in all our workplaces across the Isaac region for the effort you put in every day to make our communities great places.

“We come here by way of opportunity and many find a reason to stay. In doing so, in our own way, contribute to making our Isaac a better place to live, work and play.”

Council offers a range of career and employment opportunities for school leavers, professionals and tradespeople at family friendly locations throughout the region.

Energise your career today by visiting www.isaac.qld.gov.au/employment

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