As part of delivering Queensland’s first contemporary light rail system the GoldLinQ consortium is partnering with local schools and tertiary institutions to deliver an innovative Schools and Education program called Love Learning.
Love Learning aims to maximise opportunities for local industry and workers through the engagement of local schools, colleges, universities and TAFEs to promote knowledge transfer, innovation and enhance local skills through partnerships and work experience.
The campaign was officially launched by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment, the Honourable John Paul Langbroek MP on Friday 21 September 2012 at Southport State School.
The program demonstrates that major infrastructure projects can deliver education and training opportunities that lead to improved participation in employment.
To date, GoldLinQ has partnered with local universities to achieve research projects, TAFE students have helped to design the light rail operations uniform and clothing and in 2013 the team, with the support of three Gold Coast schools, will launch a school based curriculum video suite on YouTube providing real life science and engineering scenarios for students focusing on the light rail.
GoldLinQ continues to partner with various schools and tertiary institutions around the Gold Coast region as it delivers Love Learning through school corridor tours, assembly presentations and curriculum opportunities.
GoldLinQ is also committed to upskilling the Gold Coast, providing team members with qualifications in Certificate II Rail Construction, Certificate III Civil, and certificates and Diplomas in Project Management.
If you or your educational institution would be interested in participating in Love Learning, contact our Communications and Stakeholder Engagement team via firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 7 5588 3800.
- 15 April 2013 11:23