Right path mentoring program leads to success for MTA
A product of MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ inhouse school-based training program, a very proud Alicia Faulkner has been named Robina State High School ‘Trainee of the Year’ and will begin her travel career at the company’s Gold Coast head offices in January 2018.
Alicia joined MTA in 2016 as part of the Queensland Government’s School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SAT) scheme which MTA has been involved with for several years.
Under the scheme, school-based apprentices and trainees, typically in years 10, 11 and 12, are trained in the workplace in their chosen field, in Alicia’s case travel and tourism, while continuing to study towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (Senior Certificate).
During her time with the company, Alicia has been assigned to several of the company’s departments, including marketing, product, support and training under the careful tutelage of MTA’s inhouse training manager, Kirsty Tate.
Congratulating Alicia on her achievement, MTA co-managing director, Roy Merricks said everyone in the company was proud to have played a role in helping her reach this impressive milestone in her young life.
“The Queensland Government’s SAT scheme offers huge opportunities for youngsters such as Alicia,” he said.
“Not only do we know we already have some of the best people in the industry at MTA, thanks to the SAT scheme we have been lucky enough to be able to find someone like Alicia and offer her this opportunity.
“We can’t wait to welcome her as an official MTA staffer when she walks through the front door next January.”
Pictured – Robina State High School ‘Trainee of the year’ recipient and future MTA star, Alicia Faulkner.