The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is building partnerships between schools and industry to enable young people to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes to participate effectively in the Queensland economy. The Gateway to Industry Schools program is a component of a state-wide industry engagement and workforce development strategy to support the long-term development of a highly skilled workforce in Queensland. The program provides opportunities for industry and the education sector to work together to deliver outcomes for students, local communities and businesses. Students that participate in the program will be exposed to a range of learning experience that will assist them in their career choices and pathways to employment.
Each project is led by industry organisations which develop and implement the school engagement activities in line with their industry's key skills and workforce priorities. Industry organisations have discretion over how the industry specific projects operate and the type and level of engagement with participating schools.
The program provides industry with the flexibility to develop and implement tailored school engagement approaches and activities.
Visit the relevant industry page below for more information about the school engagement activities being undertaken in each sector, learn which schools are currently participating and how your school can be involved in the programs and activities of any of the industry projects.
The following industry groups deliver the program on behalf of their industry sector: