It was not only Award winners that were revealed at the Club Marine Marina of the Year Awards dinner on Tuesday night, as the Marina Industry Association (MIA) CEO, Suzanne Davies outlined three initiatives the MIA is leading the charge on as it positions to support a buoyant industry to maximise its potential.
In line with its focus on building a strong workforce, Davies also shared that the Marina Industries Association (MIA), in partnership with the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Superyacht Australia will soon launch Marine Jobs. Marine Jobs is a ‘career centre’ dedicated to the broader marine industry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of recruitment processes for employers and increase employee retention by providing a dedicated platform to connect industry employers with qualified job seekers. Davies explained, “Marine industry recruitment has always been a pain point for employers because until now we have been a very diverse recruitment market where a vast range of recruitment tools are used. We will now have a single recruitment portal for our industry to list every job available in the sector. Marine Jobs’ primary function is a recruitment platform, and it will also provide a range of career resources, including information on apprenticeships and industry training, writing a resume and preparing for an interview.”
MIA President Andrew Chapman wrapped it up noting that, “The MIA has for a long time provided exceptional industry support through training and education, research, industry accreditation and leadership. As our industry matures and we are seeing unprecedented growth, it is time to step up and take our support to the next level.