The Health Gateway to Industry Schools project will create a network of schools, training providers and industry partners to support students to identify and pursue education pathways that will lead to a fulfilling career in healthcare.
This project will also contribute to, and integrate with, existing efforts in health workforce development across Queensland. Key aspects of the project will include:
- Creating vocational education and training (VET) opportunities for high school students with an interest in a future healthcare career.
- Professional development and learning opportunities for teachers involved in health and related education programs
- Experiential learning for students including through the provision of traineeships and apprenticeships in their chosen area of interest with key employers from the health sector.
- Facilitating partnerships between local schools, training providers and industry employers to encourage place-based workforce development.
In collaboration with local providers, practical learning opportunities will be made available to students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and experience required to participate in, and contribute to, the future healthcare workforce. These will feature a broad range of health-related fields, including:
- allied health assistance
- dental assistance
- disability/aged care
- health service operations
- patient support services
Health Gateway to Industry Schools will be identified in regions across Queensland and supported to pilot the roll-out of the project. Expressions from schools interested in partnering as Health Gateway to Industry Schools can be sent through to the project manager.
This page will be updated with information on events, programs, school and industry engagement in the future.