2022/23 MPC Mentoring Program launch

On Wednesday the Melbourne Press Club welcomed mentees and mentors to the launch of our 2022/23 Mentoring Program.

The MPC is pleased to announce all 22 of this year's mentee applicants were successfully paired with mentors.

We are heartened by the generosity and calibre of the those who have volunteered their time as mentors; their guidance will help the next generation of Victorian journalists strengthen vital skills and find direction in the industry.

Our mentees are also to be commended for submitting their applications, and for having the courage to stretch themselves in their career through this program.

MPC CEO Cathy Bryson said "we are very appreciative of our partnership with Swinburne University of Technology to bring you this year's mentoring program."

Mike Lagastes, Swinburne University deputy director of external communications, spoke at the launch event.

"Across all of Swinburne’s degrees there is always an element of work integrated learning, and in our media and communication degrees, as you’d expect, there is a lot of learning by doing," Mike said.

"Swinburne’s philosophy is about lifelong learning, so the opportunity to partner with the Melbourne Press Club on its re-emergent mentoring program was something that made complete sense."

The MPC thanks the committee that gave consideration to the pairings and all who attended the launch event.

We wish each mentoring pair well in their journey of learning and discovery through the next 12 months.

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