Geoff Brock MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
The South Australian Government is investing in the future of the state’s veterans, Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their partners with the delivery of a second career mentoring program.
Following the success of the pilot program in 2021, applications for the 2023 Veterans SA Career & Business Mentoring Program are now open.
Participants can choose from two program streams, Career and Skills Development or Entrepreneurship and Business Development, with both offering opportunities to learn from experienced South Australian business leaders and expand their professional networks.
In 2023, the eligibility criteria for mentee participants has been expanded to include any person who is or has served in the ADF as well as their partners.
Applications are also open for program mentors who are keen to share their knowledge and expertise to support participants to unlock their full potential.
The pilot program in 2021 saw many positive outcomes for participants including gaining meaningful employment, scholarship and grant successes, expansion of professional networks, increased confidence and improved understanding of self-worth.
The 2023 Veterans SA Career & Business Mentoring Program will run from June to November this year, with applications closing on 11 May 2023.
The program will be facilitated by South Australian based Strategy and Business Coach, Christine Molitor from Be Sustained.
For full program details and to apply, visit veteranssa.sa.gov.au/mentoring-program
Quotes attributable to Geoff Brock:
The South Australian Government is proud of our veteran community and the Veterans SA Career & Business Mentoring Program is a fantastic opportunity to support those who have served to achieve success in their professional lives.
I encourage anyone who fits the eligibility criteria and is looking for help in navigating career changes, career or business planning or professional skill development to apply to be part of this rewarding program.
Quotes attributable to Director Veterans SA Chantelle Bohan:
The pilot program in 2021 saw many fantastic outcomes, and it is exciting that we can offer this opportunity to more members of the South Australian veteran community this year.
The expansion of the program to include partners of current and former serving ADF members was an important step to take, as this group of people can sometimes face challenges determining what career path to take due to the unique nature of service and its impact on families.
Quotes attributable to Be Sustained CEO Christine Molitor:
Those who have served in the ADF have incredible skills and experience that can be invaluable in the civilian workforce and business world and the program aims to provide them with even better potential outcomes by matching them with mentors who can provide guidance and support drawn from their own expertise in career development or business planning.
I am excited to watch the participants learn from their mentors and each other throughout this years’ program, which will no doubt return more excellent outcomes for South Australian veterans and their families.