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Greater Whitsunday’s preparing its workforce for the future

In January, the Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) released the Greater Whitsunday Future Skills Roadmap providing a summary of the skills and training required for the region in the future.

The roadmap includes recommendations under four key pillars to educate the region to ensure the Greater Whitsunday workforces remain adaptable, resilient, and employable in the future of work.

The roadmap informs both government and industry around the skills requirements and opportunities associated with future jobs and employment and proposes a range of strategies to realise these opportunities.

For the last twelve months, GW3 has been working closely with industry, education and training providers, and government representatives to identify exactly what education and skills are required to meet the future job market.

You can read the report at

Championing Redlands Coast and its future

The Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce, through the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee, is partnering with industry and local and state governments to deliver the Championing Redlands Coast initiative.

The program seeks to develop a platform to work collaboratively in helping to shape a clear narrative and vision for Redlands Coast that showcases the potential of the region. Work to date includes a research report identifying opportunities coming to the Redlands Coast.

The Redlands Regional Jobs Committee hosted the Championing Redlands Coast Futures Forum on 17 February. The forum brought together more than 90 business, community and education leaders for an interactive event exploring the changes shaping the future of the Redlands Coast.

Jobs Queensland presented on its Future work research and Anticipating Future Skills data. The presentation was among a range of topics geared around the connection between investment, industry-driven skills and training, innovation, growth in the business community and attracting new residents. At the heart of the discussion was how local leadership and collaboration drive placed-based solutions.

For more information on the Championing Redlands Coast initiative, visit

Springfield supporting school leavers career pathways into local jobs

Late last year, the Springfield Regional Jobs Committee released Educate to Employ, a snapshot of the pathways from education to employment for the Greater Springfield region.

The report aims to provide school-leavers from local high schools and job seekers with data and career insights around the top employing occupations and industries in the region and the education pathways into them.

Educate to Employ also provides important information for parents and caregivers as well as local school and industry leaders about the employment and education trends for Greater Springfield.

Find out more at

Economic tool helping Fraser Coast COVID recovery plans

A new tool is now available to Fraser Coast businesses, industries and residents to build a better understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on the Fraser Coast community.

Released by Jobs Fraser Coast in its role as a Regional Jobs Committee, the tools have been developed to address the limited information on the impacts of COVID-19 within the region and showcase forecast economic data and trends developing within the Fraser Coast until June 2022.

Jobs Fraser Coast has invested in the economic development tool to allow support agencies and business owners to better understand the impacts and plan sound recovery steps. The tool will be regularly updated with the latest figures.

Find out more about Jobs Fraser Coast at

Toowoomba Virtual Jobs Fair a success

The Toowoomba Regional Jobs Committee has established Employ Toowoomba as a hub to help people and businesses connect in employment and to drive job growth in the Toowoomba region.

As part of its strategies to address local workforce and skills issues and ensure the local workforce has the skills needed to fill future jobs, the Toowoomba Regional Jobs Committee hosted the Employ Toowoomba Virtual Jobs Fair in November 2020.

The event was a first for the region, virtually connecting jobseekers and employers.

Promoted via Facebook, other social media and the local paper, the event had 31 exhibitors and nearly 300 jobs listed.

Attendees were able to view local job vacancies, access information sessions to develop job-ready skills and visit booths in the virtual exhibition hall providing information from a range of organisations.

Find out more about the activities of the Toowoomba Regional Jobs Committee at

Last updated 22 July 2021