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Partnership with Qantas Founders Museum set for take off

Published:17 April 2018

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands Region) Blake Repine (pictured left) and Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin met in Longreach recently to discuss potential projects.

CQUniversity students will have the chance to expand their knowledge while helping to share the story of Qantas’ aviation history, thanks to a partnership between CQUniversity and the Qantas Founders Museum.

The partnership will focus on projects that will increase the capacity of the museum, while providing learning opportunities for CQUniversity students and staff.

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Central Highlands Region) Blake Repine and Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin met in Longreach recently to discuss potential projects.

“This Memorandum of Understanding signifies a commitment to developing a long-term sustainable partnership for innovation and we are very excited about the opportunities it offers,” Mr Repine said.

“It will see collaboration with research development, along with placement opportunities for students.

“It will not only benefit CQUniversity and the Qantas Founders Museum, but also the Central West community.”

Mr Martin said this agreement ensured the sustainability of the museum and community by creating future career paths for students and providing the museum access to the latest cutting-edge technologies being developed for universities such as CQUniversity.

“I am excited about the new projects, stories and display methods our museum will be able to achieve by engaging the skills and expertise of students from all faculties and in so doing create new custodians to the Qantas story.

“This agreement will enable students to tap into the tourism industry, one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, which is important for the economic sustainability in regions like the central west.“