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Project background

In partnership with TAFE Queensland and the CSIRO, Jobs Queensland is leading the Regional Workforce Development Plan for the Fraser Coast project. This innovative collaboration builds on the work already done by CSIRO for TAFE Queensland in The VET Era report as well as CSIRO’s Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce report.

It will deliver two key outcomes for the Fraser Coast being the:

  1. Growing Opportunities in the Fraser Coast: Informing regional workforce development research report undertaken by the CSIRO
  2. Regional Workforce Development Plan for the Fraser Coast (by late 2017).

Hervey Bay Pier

Hervey Bay Pier. Photo source: Tourism and Events Queensland/Lauren Bath.

 

The research report

The CSIRO research report, released by the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, Minister for Training and Skills on 14 September 2017 at TAFE Queensland’s East Coast Campus, identifies key strategies that support workforce development in the Fraser Coast Region.

Commissioned by Jobs Queensland, CSIRO undertook the research report drawing on literature reviews, employment data and stakeholder interviews, to reveal how the demand and supply of skills is changing over time in the region. The report focuses on identifying employment patterns and skills in demand to maximise future economic opportunities for the Fraser Coast’s workers and businesses.

The report also demonstrates the Fraser Coast has the potential to become a thriving service-oriented economy, providing the community has the skills and attitudes to meet, and grow, its future opportunities.

The report and the final Regional Workforce Development Plan for the Fraser Coast, links up with other Jobs Queensland workforce planning activities being undertaken in the region. This includes the development of the:

  • Fraser Coast Region Tourism Workforce Plan 2017–20
  • Skills, Training and Workforce Development Strategy for the Advanced Manufacturing industry (state-wide).

To find out more, read the full Growing Opportunities in the Fraser Coast: Informing regional workforce development research report.

READ THE RESEARCH REPORT
(PDF, 1.1 MB)

Last updated 14 September 2017