A new scholarship aimed at supporting Indigenous professionals in Australia to build capability and credentials in Asset Management has been announced by IPWEA and LOGiT.
IPWEA Australasia CEO, David Jenkins said that to grow Indigenous representation in the asset management profession and contribute to the strength of asset management practice in Australia, the newly formed LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship would be offered to an Indigenous applicant.
“We are delighted to work with Kieran and the LOGiT team on the indigenous scholarship,” Mr Jenkins said.
“IPWEA is passionate about developing skills and capacity in asset management as well as supporting young indigenous Australians in their career journey,” he said.
“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).
“Seventy-five percent of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, yet from all STEM students, less than 1% are Indigenous,” said LOGiT Australia Managing Director, Kieran Shirey.
“We would like to see this change, and have more representation of Indigenous professionals in Public Works, Engineering, Asset Management and the related Tech,” he said.
“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 16 April 2021 at www.logitaust.com/indigenous-scholarship.
The successful applicant will be announced by 30 April.