“Translating academic knowledge into workplace skills is a valuable step for graduates in securing meaningful employment in a competitive jobs market. City of Gold Coast recognises the importance of student employability and actively works with our 3 universities and Gold Coast TAFE to bring an employer’s view to the student learning experience. This can be done through short term student placements within our organisation, providing guest lecturers to the universities from within our professional ranks, commissioning the universities to undertake research on behalf of the City and providing students with real case studies or projects that the City is undertaking. Students, universities and local business working together on student employability will ultimately realise the best outcomes for the student themselves, the reputation of our universities and support local business work force needs. This can only be a positive activity in maintaining a strong Gold Coast economy.”
CEO of the City of Gold Coast
“The best reason I can give for student employability on the Gold Coast is the growth in education, especially Tertiary education, which has enabled our children to study almost any university course and still live at home on the Gold Coast. The improved transport like the light rail, has contributed to the success of growth. While the Gold Coast has been a tourist mecca, the attraction of new diverse industries has added to the mix of study and work choices. The Gold Coast has now matured into a truly regional and functional city where families can live and grow without the pressure to go away to survive.”
Managing Director of Icon Energy
“The bonus for us in embracing student employability is that we can have a fresh mind that will grow within and assume our culture without affected by previous ‘baggage’. You get out what you put in. In ensuring the students immersion in our culture gives long term benefits for both parties.”
Director of Document Solutions Australia
“Urbis connects the brightest people to shape a better future for the Gold Coast.
We are fiercely committed to employing Gold Coast students, not just because they come to us as talented and passionate professionals, but because we know that creating real career opportunities is the way that we can best help to attract the brightest people from across the world to our incredible city.
That is so valuable for Urbis and our clients, but it’s also crucial for the future of the Gold Coast. The rising tide lifts all boats!”
Director of Urbis
“At QAL, we believe that our strong engagement with the university sector is a key to our community and social responsibility core value. We are proud to be a major contributor and sponsor to industry led events, developing an innovative workforce placement program and undertaking industry leading proof of concepts projects”
General Manager Technology & Innovation, Queensland Airports Ltd.
“Retaining the talent and knowledge of our younger generation to contribute to the future prosperity and growth of our City is only possible if local employers engage with students and provide pathways from study to practical experience through work place learnings and training.”
General Manager, Sunland Group