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2021 Lord Mayor's Scholarship and Mentoring Program applications are open

More than 130 scholarship and mentoring placements are available to Brisbane residents from all types of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Since 2008, the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme have delivered over 500 scholarships and mentoring placements. In early 2020, 189 business scholarships and mentoring scheme placements were offered to Brisbane residents.

The programs offer a wide selection of courses range from one-day workshops, short business courses, degrees, masters and governance courses to a fully structured 12-month professional mentoring program.

The business mentoring scheme is designed to provide budding entrepreneurs of established businesses with:

  • direct contacts with fully experienced mentors,
  • understanding of the local business culture, environment, business systems and services,
  • some networking opportunities with the Brisbane business community, 
  • a supportive learning environment with like-minded business people in similar situations.

In this program, mentors work in pairs and deliver monthly workshops to small groups of mentees.

Successful applicants also receive a one-year membership to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland.

'The mentoring program offered by BCC/LMMRT is a unique offering that brings together a wide range of business ideas from a group of people with an equally wide multicultural background. While Mentees are new to the business, eager for advice and guidance, mentors have been successfully in the business for number of years and understand the specifics of the AU market.  For me, it was the Mentor's insight together with other mentees mental support and group camaraderie which came as the highlight. After the 2016-2017 program, we keep in touch and are already planning to catch up again prior to this Christmas.

Highly recommend to those lucky ones who can get through the selection process.'

Jaroslav Kovar, founder and director of HSEQ Toolshop Pty Ltd

Applications for the scholarships and mentoring placements are now open and will close on 30 April.

Check you eligibility here:

Source: Brisbane City Council



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