Why Be A Community Services Gateway To Industry School?

This Gateway to Industry Schools program is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government – Please note it is only available only in Queensland

Does your school have the resources and knowledge to provide up to date career pathway information to your students about the community services sector? With the sector undeniably being a major source of future jobs, by 2025, the annual jobs growth forecast for the Community Services sector is predicted to be double the average national workforce growth rate and almost treble that of Queensland.*

But careers in the Community Services can be unrecognised by young people, parents and schools and difficult to connect to. The Gateway to Industry Schools project provides that connection and works with young people, schools, industry, employers, trainers, university and families to build a strong training and experiential pathway for tomorrows community services workforce.  

Support you can expect as a Community Services Gateway Industry School:

National Disability Services (NDS) of Queensland, is a national peak body and will work directly with schools to prepare students for this employment growth area. You can expect:

  • Exclusive access to:
    • Classroom resources to build students awareness of the sector
    • Industry endorsed professional development opportunities
  • Access to events and programs to provide a range of opportunities for students to learn about and experience the Community Services industry – that are industry-relevant.
  • Creation of sustainable partnerships between schools and industry
  • Access to a dedicated marketing campaign to inspire students to work in the sector
  • A focus on enduring partnerships for the future employment of young people
  • Responsive support from your Project Manager

Your key commitments as a Community Services Gateway Industry School:

  • Nominating a Key School Contact
  • Demonstrating community involvement (either existing or dedicated)
  • Building and maintaining productive partnerships
  • Encouraging and spreading the word
  • Promoting career advice and information targeting Community Services Careers
  • Helping with evaluation of the project
  • Offering a Certificate II or III in Community Services aligned training as part of your school’s Vocational Education Training (VET) offerings.

Want to express your interest? Contact the CSGISP Project Officer to hear more.

(*Deloitte Access Economics, 2016, Forecasting the future: Community Services in Queensland 2025 Full Report)

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