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There are 12 industry sectors involved in the Gateway to Industry Schools program (GISP):

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.

GISP is a key industry engagement strategy for the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and aligns with our 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.

In July 2022, the Queensland Government announced the Hydrogen Industry Workforce Development Roadmap 2022–2023, including the establishment of a new GISP hydrogen project to create schools to hydrogen jobs pathways and increase student engagement with the industry.

In October 2023, Queensland's Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap was announced which includes an expansion to the program to cover a dedicated renewable energy focus. Renewable energy GISP was established in February 2024 to promote the pathways to renewable energy industries to allow students to self-select pathways to industry.

Upcoming GISP procurement activity

Some GISP service agreements expire on 31 January 2025.

We will be undertaking a public tender process in mid-2024 to procure GISP service providers for a 3-year period commencing 1 February 2025.

Further details will be provided once future program arrangements are finalised, including new 2025–28 GISP service agreement requirements and industry mix.

School to Work Transitions program

The School to Work Transitions program has been established to improve school to work transitions for school students in priority groups.

This program will deliver funding over 3 years to support school students who are at risk of not transitioning successfully from school to further education, training or employment by providing tailored solutions to improve post-school outcomes.

Last updated 22 April 2024

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