Updates to GISP coming in 2020
The expressions of interest (EOI) closed on 12 December 2019 for organisations based in Queensland that have capabilities to deliver the Gateway to Industry Schools program (GISP) for two years from February 2020 within the following industry sectors:
- Screen media
- Information and communication technology
- Community services
Over December and January, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training will be finalising the procurement arrangements and successful applicants are expected to be notified in January 2020.
It is the department's intention that GISP service agreements with successful service providers will commence 1 February 2020.
There are currently six industry sectors delivering Gateway to Industry Schools projects:
- Building and construction
- Food, wine and tourism
- Manufacturing and engineering
- Minerals and energy
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.