The CaPTA Group is proud to announce that one of their employees, William Enoch-Tranby, is the first Indigenous person to be selected as a Queensland Young Tourism Leader.
The program is a State Government initiative designed to showcase tourism as a career to young people interested in the industry, William was officially inducted on the 5th October in Brisbane.
Over the next 12 months in the role, William will present at speaking opportunities at seminars and high schools, provide regular updates and vlogs online, and promote various employment options and apprenticeships.
He will also work with tourism businesses to promote the benefits of employing recent school graduates in their businesses take part in this program.
Known as “Willie” to his friends, family and work colleagues, the 34 year old started as a Pamagirri Dancer at Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda when he was 13, later returning to pursue a career in tourism under a traineeship as a Local Sales Executive in 2012.
The CaPTA Group Director Of Sales & Marketing Ben Woodward said Willie had recently been promoted to a new role as Cultural Development Officer to further develop and make improvements to cultural aspects across their companies.
“We’re very proud of Willie’s achievements, and know that he will be fantastic role model in this new role,” he said.
Mr Enoch-Tranby said it was an honour to be chosen.
“It’s important that Indigenous people are properly represented in this industry, and I’ll do my best to represent what I’ve learnt from CaPTA, and my culture, to the highest standards I can,” he said.
The CaPTA Group Staff Development Manager Penny Cleland said that William’s selection is an example of what you can achieve when you are passionate about your career.
“His passion, work ethic and commitment to the industry make him a natural leader and role model for anyone interested in a future career pathway or who is just getting started in the industry,“ she said.