ABOUT EQIP GLADSTONE

We are a one-stop shop for alternative education programs for schools, students and the community.

Education Queensland and Industry Partnership (EQIP) is a unique not-for-profit initiative that was formed in 2009 to act as a central management body for the various vocational education training programs across the three State high schools in Gladstone. Prior to the establishment of this initiative, Education Queensland and industry were separately managing, administering and funding over 9 different industry-school partnerships delivering work-ready students in Gladstone.

Over the years, EQIP has been recognised for innovation and excellence in our collaborative efforts with education and industry for program design and delivery through various industry and education awards. EQIP has built a strong brand in the local community and is seen as the local leader and one-stop-shop for alternative education opportunities for secondary school students in our Region.

2008

In 2008, Education Queensland and Rio Tinto Alcan initiated the Clever Recruiting Gladstone Study to identify options that would create efficiencies in governance, management, and public interface of these various programs and allow for the introduction of new programs to align with changing needs. The outcomes of the Clever Recruiting Gladstone Study were:

 

  1. An overarching centre was created to represent all major providers and that this be managed by a central coordinator who oversees the new ‘one-stop-shop’.
  2. The partnership was designed to widen the reach of alternative education opportunities that are available to students from State high schools.
  3. The new model is led by industry representatives through a board and that long term funding commitments and risk sharing be integral to the operations and sustainability of the various programs.
  4. Through active participation on the board and individual program advisory committees, local schools, business and industry have input into the foundation programs and influence the skillset the students gain.

2009

EQIP was established in 2009 in response to the Clever Recruiting Study with combined industry and education funding. The programs were condensed to four including EQIP Engineering Skills Centre (EESC) onsite at NRG, EQIP Business and IT Skills Centre (EBITS) onsite at Boyne Smelters (now Business, Industry and Tourism), EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction (ED2CC) onsite at McCosker Contracting, and the EQIP Technical College Gladstone Region (ETCGR).

2012

In 2012, EQIP partnered with ConocoPhillips APLNG, QGC, and Santos GLNG to introduce two new programs: 1) EQIP Process Plant Operations onsite with CQUniversity and Queensland Alumina Limited; and 2) PREQIP program designed for year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to build confidence and capability and provide a pathway into other EQIP programs

2015

In 2015 the EQIP Career Development Program was introduced to educate students on the employability skills important for success in the working world and how to demonstrate and develop these through work experience.

2016

In 2016, EQIP expanded its portfolio of programs to include Work Experience and the Gladstone Careers Expo accessible to students from all schools in the Gladstone region.

2017

In 2017, EQIP introduced a new authentic workplace learning in the Health Care and Social Services sector. Students complete a certificate qualification and gain entry-level skills, experience and knowledge with local host employers in the field.

2019

EQIP has formed a partnership with CQUniversity for the Engineering Skills Centre (EESC ) program.

ABOUT EQIP GLADSTONE

We are a one-stop shop for alternative education programs for schools, students and the community.

Education Queensland and Industry Partnership (EQIP) is a unique not-for-profit initiative that was formed in 2009 to act as a central management body for the various vocational education training programs across the three State high schools in Gladstone. Prior to the establishment of this initiative, Education Queensland and industry were separately managing, administering and funding over 9 different industry-school partnerships delivering work-ready students in Gladstone.

Over the years, EQIP has been recognised for innovation and excellence in our collaborative efforts with education and industry for program design and delivery through various industry and education awards. EQIP has built a strong brand in the local community and is seen as the local leader and one-stop-shop for alternative education opportunities for secondary school students in our Region.

2008

In 2008, Education Queensland and Rio Tinto Alcan initiated the Clever Recruiting Gladstone Study to identify options that would create efficiencies in governance, management, and public interface of these various programs and allow for the introduction of new programs to align with changing needs. The outcomes of the Clever Recruiting Gladstone Study were:

 

  1. An overarching centre was created to represent all major providers and that this be managed by a central coordinator who oversees the new ‘one-stop-shop’.
  2. The partnership was designed to widen the reach of alternative education opportunities that are available to students from State high schools.
  3. The new model is led by industry representatives through a board and that long term funding commitments and risk sharing be integral to the operations and sustainability of the various programs.
  4. Through active participation on the board and individual program advisory committees, local schools, business and industry have input into the foundation programs and influence the skillset the students gain.

2009

EQIP was established in 2009 in response to the Clever Recruiting Study with combined industry and education funding. The programs were condensed to four including EQIP Engineering Skills Centre (EESC) onsite at NRG, EQIP Business and IT Skills Centre (EBITS) onsite at Boyne Smelters (now Business, Industry and Tourism), EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction (ED2CC) onsite at McCosker Contracting, and the EQIP Technical College Gladstone Region (ETCGR).

2012

In 2012, EQIP partnered with ConocoPhillips APLNG, QGC, and Santos GLNG to introduce two new programs: 1) EQIP Process Plant Operations onsite with CQUniversity and Queensland Alumina Limited; and 2) PREQIP program designed for year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to build confidence and capability and provide a pathway into other EQIP programs

2015

In 2015 the EQIP Career Development Program was introduced to educate students on the employability skills important for success in the working world and how to demonstrate and develop these through work experience.

2016

In 2016, EQIP expanded its portfolio of programs to include Work Experience and the Gladstone Careers Expo accessible to students from all schools in the Gladstone region.

2017

In 2017, EQIP introduced a new authentic workplace learning in the Health Care and Social Services sector. Students complete a certificate qualification and gain entry-level skills, experience and knowledge with local host employers in the field.

2019

EQIP has formed a partnership with CQUniversity for the Engineering Skills Centre (EESC ) program.

OUR PARTNERS

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ABOUT US

EQIP Gladstone is non-profit. Through collaboration with schools, industry and the community EQIP creates opportunities for students to develop valuable employability skills, knowledge, and experience.

 

Our vision is to be the one-stop-shop for alternative education programs for schools, students and the community.

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OUR GOALS

  • Create opportunities for students to develop their skills and knowledge for entry into further study or work.
  • Connect work-ready young people with prospective employers.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to align training outcomes with industry expectations and employment needs.
  • Seek, promote and sustain partnerships with employers and service providers.
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PARTNERS

EQIP’s Management Committee is made up of local industry, business and education representatives. Our Partners and Sponsors ensure the sustainability and ongoing success of our programs. The EQIP Advisory Committee’s contribute to the design and delivery of authentic workplace learning programs.

OUR PARTNERS

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