Employer Connections

Building Our Future Workforce

If you are an employer, keeping pace with growth in Queensland Community Services sector means facing a workforce growth rate that is more than double the average growth rate predicted for Australia*. Therefore meeting this growth will require new recruits to enter the sector now and into the future.

The Community Services Gateway to Industry Schools Project is a forward-thinking approach to promote Community Sector jobs to our young people and ensure an ongoing supply of industry-mentored workforce in the years to come.

Are you able to offer one hour, four times a year to colloborate with schools, industry, local and state governments and community organisation at our Regional Reference Group meetings?

Can you offer opportunities within our organisation for students to be exposed to the industry? Are you able to offer time to be engaged in specific working groups with targeted community services sectors? Do you have young people within your organisation that can become Youth Ambassadors? We have a range of opportunities for employers from small, medium to large size to engage with the project.

(*Deloitte Access Economics, 2016, Forecasting the future: Community Services in Queensland 2025 Full Report)

Community Service Workforce Sectors

The Community Services Gateway to Industry Schools Project covers 9 sectors including:

How can you assist our students, teachers and schools?

There are multiple opportunities (as shown below) to engage and support our students, teachers and schools, depending on your availability. Email us by simply clicking the link below to express your interest and we will connect you with the schools in your region:

Work Experience & Volunteering

Provide opportunities for students to participate in work experience and or volunteer within your organisation.

Classroom Student Engagement

Provide real life examples of working in the sector, the values your business look for, recruit methods and general guest speaking within the classroom setting.

Student Pop Up Events

Attend your local gateway school for an informal chat to students during lunch periods about your organisation and pathways into your sector.

Resource Development & Program Advisory

Provide advice and input to the projects development of resources to ensure industry currency. Help co-design programs.

Online Recruitment Events

Participate in an online recruitment event to showcase your organisation and interview, recruit Year 12 students looking for work after school.

Teacher Professional Development

Provide advice and input into professional development activities, plus opportunities to speak about your  business to our Gateway teachers.

Workforce support for your business

Interested in hiring and support a young person’s career pathway into the community services sector? Need to increase your workforce?  Not sure what financial assistance and support may be available?

School Based Traineeships

School based traineeships provides both students and employers many advantages and is a great way to increase your workforce.

Funding and Incentives

Financial incentives and support from State and Federal Government can support your business to employ a young person.

Our Community Services Gateway Schools

Click on a logo to contact the school directly

How to become a Gateway Employer, Training Provider or Apprenticeship Service

Like to support the Community Service Gateway to Industry Schools and Students?

It’s easy, simply send an email to [email protected] that includes…

  • Your primary core business (i.e. disability, aged care etc)
  • What activities and or events your organisation can support (refer to list above)
  • Your logo
  • Additional ideas | concepts to help provide transformative experiences in the community services sector to students in our Gateway Schools.

Community Services Gateway to Industry Schools Calendar

Check out the upcoming events, programs and professional development opportunities in your region.