CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Students get careers 'on track', while enjoying model F1 racing cars 

Mackay region teens have the chance to get their career on track while enjoying the excitement of model F1 racing cars powered by small Co2 gas canisters...

CQUniversity is helping to sponsor and support a dual event scheduled for St Patrick's College Hall in Gregory Street, Mackay, from 8.45am to 2.45pm on Friday, August 26.

A CareeRs in Engineering and Manufacturing' (CREaM) activity is being run in conjunction with the Re-Engineering Australia (REA) Formula One Challenge in Schools.

These activities are run in collaboration with schools, industry and training/education organisations, continuing to build stronger connections between each sector.

Participating students can find out about careers in manufacturing and engineering industries, update their career pathways, enquire about training and education, and then stay on to view the Formula 1 in Schools Regional Finals.

CQUniversity Pathways Facilitator Robyn Smith says community members are welcome to attend this dual event which would especially interest Year 10,11 and 12 students who have a genuine interest in engineering and manufacturing career pathways.

"We are engaging with all schools, private and public, while grooming engineers for the future," Ms Smith says.

"This is all about industry and community engagement and conversion of students to ensure they enrol in education and training necessary to secure employment."

Further details about the events at St Patrick's College are available via Bob Baker on 07 4944 1524.

Meanwhile, local high school students will also be reminded to consider applying for the 2011 Engineering Pathways Bursary, providing $250 for one male and one female student who have been enrolled in Mackay Engineering College this year.

This Bursary is a partnership between Mining Careers Mackay (hosted by CQUniversity Australia) and Mackay Engineering College, to further foster partnerships across schools, training, further education and industry, which provide pathways for youth into manufacturing and engineering careers. Email r.j.smith@cqu.edu.au for details.