IETU International Student Zone Gold CoastThe 2017 Gold Coast Careers Festival was held last week attracting over 5,000 attendees – it is the Gold Coast’s largest and most comprehensive careers event and it was supported by the Queensland Government as part of the IET Partnership Fund.

Total Grant: $27,680.

Consortium members: Study Gold Coast and its members.

Project goal: Deliver a tailored, valuable and relevant Careers Festival experience and; raise the Gold Coast’s profile as a world class education and training destination offering exciting and diverse career opportunities.

Who attended: Over 5,000 attendees — current and prospective students, and job seekers.

Project firsts: The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games recruitment hub; and a dedicated International Student Zone, which provided study, visa, accommodation and lifestyle information all in one place.

Program highlights: Inspiring presentations, practical skills workshops, and an Employment Precinct where students met with prospective employers.

Project achievements and outcomes: ‘We were thrilled with the turn-out for the Festival. We provided a great mix of information, practical help, networking and inspiration that will help students achieve better employment outcomes.

“It has been really satisfying to hear students say they can now see a pathway from study right through to a long-term career.” Shannon Willoughby, CEO, Study Gold Coast.

Read about more projects that have received funding from the Queensland Government in the Fast-tracked Pilot Round. If you would like more information on how to apply for Round 1 of the IET Partnership Fund, please contact us or book a one-on-one consultation at one of our IET Regional Roadshow events.