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CQUni hosts engagement evenings with industry and business across the region

CQUni hosts engagement evenings with industry and business across the region

Published:17 March 2017

CQUniversity Rockhampton City Campus hosted an Industry Engagement Evening on 16 March.

CQUniversity has reinforced its training connections with local industry and business by hosting a number of engagement evenings in Rockhampton and Gladstone recently.

The attendees at the Rockhampton City Campus' Willby's Training Restaurant were treated to the hospitality of students and staff at the events, putting the quality of CQUniversity’s vocational training front and centre.  

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Prof Scott Bowman joined Tertiary Education Division Provost Prof Helen Huntly and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Vocational Education and Training Operations and Growth Peter Heilbuth to address the gathering on the university’s commitment to vocational training in the region.

“TAFE’s role and purpose in Australia, is intrinsically linked with industry — it’s not called “vocational” education and training for nothing,” Mr Heilbuth said.

“What we do at TAFE at CQUniversity is work with local industry to train and support people into meaningful jobs. In turn, this grows opportunity and prosperity for individuals, organisations and the regional communities we serve.

“As a result, it is essential to engage regularly directly with our local employers and schools. We were delighted at the turnout to the industry engagement meeting, and the continuing support our community leaders are showing for CQUniversity’s role in delivering quality, sustainable vocation education and training across Central Queensland.”

The Gladstone Marina Campus industry engagement evening on Monday 13 March was also well attended. Evenings will be held at the Emerald Campus on 23 March and at the Mackay City Campus on 4 April.