WINSC / FRDC PD Scholarship Winner Announced – January 2012

29 Feb


The WINSC Board is pleased to announce that Emily Rowe of Port Lincoln in South Australia is the winner of the 2012 Professional Development Scholarship sponsored by FRDC. Emily has been a member of WINSC for several years and has close involvement with the Crayfish sector.

She plans to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors Foundations of Directorship course in creating awareness of directorship. The course consists of three separate days of training; Governance for Directors, Finance for Directors and Strategy and Risk for Directors.

She also plans to observe several key industry meetings to gain experience and knowledge and learn the intricate workings and relationships between fishers, associations, government and conservationists.

Emily has found a place in her family’s business in shore management, contributing equally, but not in the more demanding physical aspects of wild catch. She believes that women in the seafood industry have an important role – not just in a ‘support role.’

She will also undertake further training for online marketing and social media by participating in courses held by the Institute of Online Business.

Emily says, “Communication and administration at today’s expected levels needs to be timely and accurate as well as correctly recorded. Communication over distance is crucial for women in the seafood industry. I believe that undertaking the online marketing and social media training will help me to improve communication throughout these networks. The power of professional and effective online marketing is priceless and can be used to educate the public about issues that affect the Australian Seafood Industry.”

The WINSC FRDC PD Scholarship was well sort after this year with several high quality applications for a variety of study tours

Anne Whalley

WINSC Queensland Director

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