The 2021 Workplace Diversity Project Launch Event in July 2021 was met with overwhelming support and congratulations from attendees and media in Victoria. The launch event took place on 7 July 2021. The aim of this state-wide event was to celebrate the launch of the industry-first Workplace Diversity Project, supporting over 100 Victorian automotive workplaces to prevent mental injuries and promote mental health and wellbeing through diversity and inclusion.
Hosted by Kangan Institute in their state-of-the-art ACE building in Melbourne, the event was attended by representatives of participating partner organisations such as AMA Group, Porsche, Ventura, CDC and Autosports, as well as industry members AAAA, My Car, Apprenticeships Victoria, MEGT and MAS National. Audiences were inspired by key speakers Ms. Bronwyn Halfpenny MP, WorkSafe’s Executive director Julie Nielsen and TWA’s patron Susan Alberti AC. The project partnership between TWA and Ventura Bus was captured in a video highlight, featuring heartfelt messages of how the project will benefit their employees.
Featured in The Age, ABC Radio, LinkedIn News and Driven Women Magazine, the Project’s potential to create tangible cultural and environmental changes to the Victorian automotive industry were widely publicised.
The Project is supported thanks to WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund.
TWA wholeheartedly thank all event attendees for their support and commitment to the Project. We thank steering committee organisations Kangan Institute, Bruce McDonald of Advantage Point, GForce Employment Solutions, Murray Mallee Training Organisation, Repco Authorised Service, Cummins Inc, Champions of Change Coalition, MEGT, WPC Group and Indigenous Employment Partners, for their continued support.