Introduction and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

Master of Ceremonies
Ellen Fanning, ABC


Welcome address

The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Premier and Minister for the Olympics


Keynote address: Thriving workforces in the new norm

Dr Pradeep Philip, Deloitte


Morning tea


Defining the challenge and embracing the opportunity

The Honourable Di Farmer MP
Minister for Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development


Strategic investment opportunities enabling regional jobs growth

The Honourable Steven Miles MP
Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure

The Honourable Cameron Dick MP
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment


Plenary Session 1

‘Growing your own’ through industry and place-based workforce approaches

Panel discussion and interactive session




Four concurrent workshops sessions (1 hour 30 mins)

  • Workshop 1: Shaping work ready Queenslanders through improved school to work experiences
    • This workshop will highlight successful partnerships between schools and industry that underpin quality career advice, work experience and work readiness and how they can be enhanced and replicated.
  • Workshop 2: Maximising workforce participation
    • This workshop will
      • explore how we harness the skills and capabilities of every Queenslander and increase labour market participation
      • analyse available support and how we forge future connections.
  • Workshop 3: Attracting and retaining staff in the new norm
    • This session will focus on navigating the employment landscape and employee value propositions in the new world of work and against a backdrop of low unemployment.
  • Workshop 4: Skilling Queenslanders – now and into the future
    • This workshop will focus on
      • maximising the effectiveness of investment in apprenticeships and traineeships
      • building connections between universities and industry skill needs
      • future priorities for Queensland’s skills and training system.


Afternoon tea


Plenary Session 2

Harnessing future workforce opportunities

Harnessing workforce opportunities in emerging and growth industries for Queensland


Where to from here?

Session on the outcomes of the Summit and how to implement solutions to workforce challenges through a workforce strategy


Summit wrap up

Summary of key takeaways and priorities from workshops and next steps


Summit closes

Last updated 23 March 2022

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