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 F1 racing 

Students in Mackay have the chance to get their career on track while enjoying the excitement of model F1 racing cars.

CQUniversity is helping to sponsor and support a dual event scheduled for St Patrick's College Community Hall in Gregory Street, Mackay, from 8.45am to 2.45pm on Friday, August 31.  

A CareeRs in Engineering and Manufacturing (CREaM) activity is being run in conjunction with the Re-Engineering Australia (REA) Formula One F1 in Schools Technology Competition which is the world's largest secondary school technology program involving over nine million students from 17,000 schools.

Both activities are run in collaboration with schools, industry and training/education organisations with the aim that students can start building connections with external organisations as they prepare to graduate.

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 F1 in Schools Regional Finals.

Students have also been busy designing, testing and making miniature F1 cars capable of 80km per hour. The winners of the F1 in Schools Regional Finals will go on to the State Finals in Bundaberg in October.

Community members are welcome to attend this dual event aimed at students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who have a genuine interest in engineering and manufacturing career pathways.

Further details about the event are available via Bob Baker on 07 4944 1524.