ACTE shapes the next generation of travel professionals in partnership with CREATETALENT
(Alexandria, VA - 23 July 2012) The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced today a mutually beneficial partnership with CREATETALENT, an organization providing student mentoring services and a platform for academic institutions and corporations to interact with and retain top talent in the travel industry.
"CREATETALENT bridges the gap between the academic and professional travel environment," said Ron DiLeo, Executive Director for ACTE. "It hits the mark as a response to current market trends in the Talent Management and Human Resources arena and compliments nicely two of our new initiatives, the “Around the World in 80 Hours” programme and the ‘Three Under 33’ awards, both of which are geared toward continued learning and recognizing young minds in the industry."
The objective of the collaboration, which will commence in August 2012, is to connect the academic with the corporate travel world to make a positive difference for young talent allowing them to achieve their highest potential through a professionally supported, one-to-one relationship with a mentor. An online matchmaking platform allows students to directly connect with a mentor of their choice based on their indicated area of interest.
Corporations participating in the program have access to the profiles of awarded students, who are in their final year of studies, and can increase their global brand recognition as a leading employer as well as attract and shape who they may be hiring.
Participating academic institutions in 2012 include Lessius Mechelen University (Belgium), NHVT Breda University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland), University of Applied Sciences Worms (Germany). Registered mentors work for corporations such as Autodesk, Gambro AB, Ingersoll Rand, IKEA, Lufthansa AirPlus, NH Hotels, SEVES, Siemens, Swiss Airlines, Swiss Reinsurance and UCB Pharma, and are based in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.
CREATETALENT founder and owner Christine Dunton-Tinnus said: “We are excited about this unique partnership with ACTE, which is a perfect fit, and we look forward to working with ACTE members.”
ACTE will provide complimentary and preferred rates for CREATETALENT memberships, regional events includingthe ACTE Global Education Conference in Rome, 14-16 October. CREATETALENT will develop an education session for Rome titled “How and Where to Find Talent,” as well as similar session for the ACTE Global Conference in New York in 2013. CREATETALENT will also provide ACTE with five complimentary mentee scholarships and is implementing a “Travel Student of the Year Award” co-branded with ACTE.