- TIME’s mentoring program to pause from 01 April.
- Upcoming graduation events and TIME’s 10th Anniversary celebrations postponed.
- Next program intake and graduation event scheduled for 26 August.
The TIME Board has announced that the industry’s much-loved TIME mentoring program would pause for three months from 1st April to 30th June 2020 in response to the unprecedented impact COVID-19 is having on the travel industry.
The graduation events set for April and June will be postponed, alongside the tenth-anniversary dinner that was scheduled for 10 June 2020. TIME does, however, have its eyes set on a return to full activity on 26 August when the current crop of Mentees is due to graduate.
It is expected that a new TIME program intake will also commence on that date.
The members of the Board remain positive and hopeful that conditions will stabilise significantly over the next three months and operations can successfully recommence in the new financial year.
“The Board recognises the heavy burden the industry is carrying at this time. As a not for profit, the financial viability of TIME is dependent on collective funding from individuals, corporations and sponsors from within the industry at large, and although we had hoped it wouldn’t be necessary, the prudent and responsible thing to do at this time is to pause operations.”
Penny Spencer, TIME Founder
Whilst a difficult decision, the Board does recognise that, now more than ever, TIME graduates would appreciate the opportunity to access additional mentoring support to navigate the turbulent waters ahead over the coming months.
In this regard, the TIME Board is working on a plan that involves bringing together existing TIME mentors and past TIME graduates via an unofficial mentoring framework until 30 June. More details on this plan will be announced to the TIME community as soon as possible.
For more information, contact TIME Program Manager, Marie Allom at email@example.com