Have your say: What skills will our region need in the future?

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Have your say: What skills will our region need in the future?

Regional industry stakeholders and business will have chance to give their say on what the future of key industries in the Goondiwindi region will look like.

Goondiwindi Regional Council is hosting an industry skills forum in collaboration with regional business leaders to explore the current and future skill needs of the Goondiwindi region.

The forum will feature business leaders in a Q&A panel discussion about what skills will be needed in the future to ensure the region’s continued economic success.

As part of the Queensland Government’s Regional Skills Invest Strategy (RSIS), the event will give regional businesses the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed RSIS Coordinator for the Goondiwindi region Samantha Noon.

Ms Noon’s role is part of a two-year initiative focused on supporting jobs and key growth industries in our region through the RSIS.

She said she would encourage all current and potential future employers to attend the discussion for their chance to contribute.

“We’re hoping that the forum will help us to identify which challenges will form the initial basis for the RSIS project,” Ms Noon said.

“The project it is about developing training solutions to address skilling challenges.”

Julia Telford of Engage and Create Consulting will facilitate the forum. She said the panel session would be a way to get clarity around what industry leaders in the region are looking for.

“It will be a chance for us all to discuss how we want to progress employment opportunities in the region,” Ms Telford said.

“The fact that we have the opportunity to advocate for how we as a rural community want to support traineeships and the growth of jobs in the three key sectors is exciting.

“We know finding people with the right skill set is challenging, and part of meeting this need is being really clear about what business owners and managers are looking for,” she said.

Discussion topics on the day will include developing and recruiting skilled employees; workforce training and development, and current and emerging skills needs in key industries.

There will also be the opportunity to learn more about the development of the Regional Skills Investment Strategy Goondiwindi Project Reference Group.

Numbers are strictly limited. To secure your spot, please book at the following link:

The forum will take place 2 pm - 3.30 pm, 7th June at the Royal Hotel Goondiwindi.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Regional Skills Investment Strategy Coordinator Sam Noon at or 0428 819 932.

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


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For more information, please contact:

Samantha Noon

Regional Skills Investment Strategy Coordinator

Goondiwindi Regional Council

Mobile: 0428 819 932



Published: May 24th 2019