Partnering for future leaders

AIM joins Brisbane City Council for multiculturism awards

AIM continues to support managerial development through its participation in The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program.

The program aims to develop recipients' business management and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to participate in business activities. Since its inception, the program has delivered 95 scholarship placements from certificate to degree level qualifications.

In 2012, 17 students won a scholarship award to further their tertiary study and professional training at one of the program's partner institutes.

AIM CEO Vivienne Anthon FAIM said that supporting such a scholarship program aligned with AIM's Profession Serving pillar.

"This program assists in meeting our core mission of supporting managerial development at all levels. The process brings us into contact with talented members of the wonderfully diverse multicultural community who make such a contribution to the City of Brisbane and of course other regions," Ms Anthon said.

"We are also delighted to offer a scholarship alongside QUT Business School, Southbank Institute of Technology and Career Employment Australia. We are all different yet vital parts of the bigger picture of building and sustaining productive businesses.

"I am also delighted that the inaugural AIM scholarship winner James Buultjens elected to become a member of AIM. He is now part of our broader management community and able to take advantage of the many benefits membership brings, particularly mentoring and individual professional development advice," Ms Anthon said.

WELL DESERVED: Lord Mayor of Brisbane Graham Quirk, James Buultjens and Vivienne Anthon FAIM

Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarships applicants must be:

  • Be from a migrant or refugee background
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in the Brisbane City Council local government region
  • Speak a language other than English

How to apply?
Applications for the 2013 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program are expected to open in late September 2012.

More information
Contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit on 3403 4404.