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QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program






The QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program allows a competitive edge for employees in the industry who are 35 years or younger to gain professional development, knowledge and skills through the sharing of information and experience matched with a senior industry professional.


Running from February through to July, up to 15 young professionals will be offered the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Program. Scheduled monthly meetings between mentors and mentees are structured to include relevant and individually tailored discussion topics and tasks.


Previous mentees have praised the program for its effectiveness in developing their career direction and progression, guidance and insight into their industry and personal growth.

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Eligibility Criteria



  • Participants must be 35 years old or younger



  • Participants must have worked at least 12 months (full or part time) in the tourism/hospitality industry



  • Be currently employed  with a current financial QTIC member OR be a student completing your final year of studies with a current QTIC member training institution



  • Have approval from employer or training institution to participate in the program



  • Provide a short CV with industry qualifications listed



  • Provide a professional photo.


For more information about the QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program, please contact QTIC on (07) 3236 1445 or via businesssupport@qtic.com.au.


Graduate success stories


“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this program. It has been a fantastic experience and I have gained knowledge and better understanding of the tourism industry specific to my field of work from an expert who has a breadth of experience and advice.” Jose Gato, Fantasea Cruising Magnetic

“The opportunity to network and be in contact with leaders in the tourism industry is fantastic. The program provides a great foot in the door for young professionals into the tourism world. It also helped to confirm that I’m on the right path for my career development.” Laura McGrath, Southern Queensland Country Tourism

“The QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program was a fantastic and beneficial experience, as it assisted me in securing my ‘goal role’. Most valuable was establishing a great relationship with a senior industry professional – Jan Sommer – who I still contact regularly to ask questions and receive advice. The program helped me to clearly refine my career goals and feedback from my mentor helped to map out how to achieve my goals. I also have fine-tuned my CV and improved my interview and networking skills. I definitely recommend the QTIC program to young professionals, it is a fantastic program to add to your resume that provides competitive advantage and sets you apart from the crowd. I love working in tourism because it’s fun, especially in my current role promoting a place I love to live in, supporting local businesses and fostering community spirit. We are contributing towards everyone’s favourite time of year where memorable moments are made … holidays! What’s not to love about that?” Rhiannon Priestly, Toowoomba Regional Council


2016 QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program launch


The 2016 QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program was launched in March, bringing together mentors and mentees from nine tourism regions in Queensland (refer to full list below).

Now in its 5th successful year, QTIC has welcomed the largest ever group of participants to the 2016 Program due to high demand and a significant increase in applications from across the state.

During the program, our industry’s young professionals are matched with a senior industry representative for one-on-one mentoring and professional development.

The Program allows a competitive edge for employees in the industry who are 35 years or younger to gain professional development, knowledge and skills through the sharing of information and experience matched with a senior industry professional.

This year, we are excited to have mentees participating in the program from Cairns, Longreach, Rockhampton, Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Toowoomba and Brisbane.

QTIC extends sincere appreciation to the mentors for volunteering their time to develop the next generation of Queensland’s tourism industry leaders.

Find out more about the program here, or send an email to express your interest in participating in the 2017 QTIC Young Professionals Mentoring Program.







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