Given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Gateway to Industry Schools (GISP) service providers will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on industry and schools. GISP service providers will continue to develop and adapt their programs appropriately and in line with the evolving situation.
There are 10 industry sectors involved in the Gateway to Industry Schools program:
- Advanced manufacturing
- Building and construction
- Community services (new industry)
- Food, wine and tourism
- Health (new industry)
- Information and communication technology (new industry)
- Minerals and energy
- Screen and media (new industry)
Visit the relevant industry page to find out:
- what school engagement activities are run in each sector
- which schools are currently participating
- how your school can be involved.
The Gateway to Industry Schools program is a key industry engagement strategy for the department and aligns with the department's vision for all Queenslanders to have the skills and opportunities to participate and prosper in the economy.
The program builds partnerships between schools and industry to enable young people to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes to participate effectively in the Queensland economy and provides opportunities for industry and the education sector to work together to deliver outcomes for students, local communities and businesses.
Students participating in the program are exposed to a range of learning experience to assist them in their career choices and pathways to employment.
Each project is led by industry organisations which develop and implement tailored school engagement activities in line with their industry's key skills and workforce priorities. Industry organisations choose how the industry specific projects operate and the type and level of engagement with participating schools.