Helping Others Find Their Way
Raytheon Australia, others join together for collaboration and mentoring
In a unanimous show of solidarity, representatives from Raytheon Australia and some of the country’s other leading defence industries have come together to promote the 2015 The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) Mentoring Program.
On Thursday, 4 June, mentors and mentorees from Raytheon Australia, Airservices Australia, BAE Systems, Department of Defence and the Royal Australian Navy met to launch the 12-month program, which is run by leadership and business coaching and mentoring experts at AltusQ.
The initiative aims to promote careers in engineering for women, following reports that less than 10 percent of engineers in defence are female. The program also seeks to enhance learning and development opportunities available to female engineers already working within the defence sector.
Kinetic Recruitment’s Amelia De Angelis, and TFTC Program Manager, said “studies show it’s not about females having female mentors. The benefits come from women being given the opportunity to be mentored.”
For Raytheon’s part, the program not only serves to reinforce the value of working with industry and Defence to maximise future capability, but aligns with our ongoing commitment and partnership with Questacon to develop the next generation of engineers.