The Fraser Coast Workforce Blueprint 2018 delivers on Jobs Queensland’s commitment to collaborative, place-based approaches to regional workforce planning and development to support regions across Queensland.
The Blueprint has been developed with specific consideration given to the Fraser Coast’s economic and labour market profile. It provides a platform for employers and industries in the region to develop and grow the Fraser Coast’s workforce.
The Blueprint is the result of extensive local consultation and research including:
- a partnership between Jobs Queensland, TAFE Queensland and the CSIRO
- an initial research report Growing Opportunities in the Fraser Coast: Informing regional workforce development, commissioned by Jobs Queensland and undertaken by the CSIRO, released September 2017
- the establishment of the Fraser Coast Regional Advisory Group to guide the development of the Blueprint.
Developed in consultation with the Fraser Coast Regional Advisory Group, the Fraser Coast Workforce Blueprint 2018 sets out the priorities and recommendations for the achievement of jobs growth and economic development in the Fraser Coast region.
It outlines five recommended areas of training and employment focus for the region, including educational pathways, entrepreneurship and digital literacy. The report also focuses on local actions and policies the Fraser Coast’s key industries can undertake to assist jobs and economic growth.
Jobs Fraser Coast, a group of local business, community and education leaders, will provide community leadership to oversee the implementation of the Blueprint.
The Blueprint was released by the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, on 24 October 2018 in Maryborough.
READ THE FRASER COAST WORKFORCE BLUEPRINT
(PDF, 2 MB)
READ THE blueprint summary
(PDF, 137 KB)
The research report
In partnership with CSIRO and TAFE Queensland, Jobs Queensland commissioned the research report Growing Opportunities In The Fraser Coast: Informing Regional Workforce Development, released in September 2017.
CSIRO drew on literature reviews, employment data and stakeholder interviews to reveal changes in skills demand and supply in the region. The report focuses on identifying employment patterns and in-demand skills to maximise future economic opportunities for the Fraser Coast’s workers and businesses.
The report assisted with the development of The Fraser Coast Workforce Blueprint 2018.
It also links with other Jobs Queensland workforce planning activities including the:
- Fraser Coast Regional Tourism Workforce Plan 2018-2020
- Advancing Manufacturing Skills: A Skills, Training and Workforce Development Strategy for the Manufacturing Industry in Queensland.
READ THE RESEARCH REPORT
(PDF, 1 MB)
Last updated 16 April 2020