Regional Skills Investment Strategy

Central West Queensland Skills Investment Project

RAPAD is partnering with the Queensland Government to identify current and emerging jobs in our region and ensure there is a supply of skilled local people to meet this demand. The Queensland Government’s Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) is a $9 million initiative funded over four years that supports selected regional communities to identify current and emerging jobs in key industries and ensure there is a supply of skilled local people to meet this demand.  RSIS will bridge the gap between existing training opportunities provided through the Annual VET Investment Plan and current workforce skill needs in targeted regions.

RAPAD has secured RSIS funding for the Central West Queensland (CWQ) Skills Investment Project, a two-year project focusing on the following key industries in the Central West Queensland region:

  • Agriculture (sheep and wool)
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Community Services

To address local workforce issues related to skilling and training, the CWQ Skills Investment Project will work with local businesses, industry bodies and community stakeholders to:

  • identify available and emerging jobs in the target industries and the skills needed,
  • analyse current training options and identify gaps or issues in our region, and
  • collaborate with local employers and the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) to develop training solutions to address local skills and workforce challenges in the target industries.

The CWQ Skills Investment Project will be guided by local community and industry stakeholders through an engaged reference group.

RSIS Project Coordinator

Tamara Pearce has been appointed as the RSIS Project Coordinator to lead the CWQ Skills Investment Project. The RSIS Project Coordinator will

  • lead community and stakeholder engagement activities;
  • promote Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways and training available under the Annual VET Investment Plan; and
  • provide high-level project management and coordination of the CWQ Skills Investment Project.

Tamara will engage with local businesses, industry bodies, training organisations and community stakeholders to support the RAPAD region’s Agriculture (sheep and wool), Tourism & Hospitality, and Community Services sectors to train and skill workers needed to grow our economy, now and into the future.

 

Contact information:

Tamara Pearce  |  tpearce@rapad.com.au  |  Ph. 0412 880746

For more information on the Annual VET Investment Plan, including training opportunities, funding and support available visit https://training.qld.gov.au/docs-data/strategies/vetinvest

For further information on the Regional Skills Investment Strategy visit https://training.qld.gov.au/employers/funding/rsis

 

This Regional Skills Investment Strategy project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.