Queensland’s peak tourism industry body visits Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast!

Team members from Qld Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) have not stopped over the past three days, learning about our local businesses and inspiring our young students to consider a future in the hospitality tourism industry! QTIC is not funded by government but deliver important Government funded programs to industry. It is the peak industry body and leading advocate for the tourism, hospitality and event sectors in Queensland, working in collaboration with Capricorn Enterprise and the RTO network, and focusing on lobbying and policy development.

QTIC CEO Brett Fraser, Accreditation guru Cindy Jones and Workforce Advisor Adam Stephen enjoyed a whirlwind tour through Rockhampton city and along the Capricorn Coast, including visits to St Aubins Village,  Capricorn Caves and Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary

On Tuesday morning, thirty industry operators enjoyed a networking breakfast in Yeppoon to learn about fantastic programs on offer to assist their businesses.  While operators enjoyed one on one meetings with Cindy and Adam, CEO Brett Fraser visited Great Keppel Island for the first time hosted by Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll and Great Keppel Island Hideaway while Cindy and Adam visited High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm, before the QTIC team headed back to Rockhampton to prepare for the following day’s annual careers expo.

The QTIC Annual Careers Expo held in partnership with CQUniversity at the Rockhampton southside campus on Wednesday hailed record attendance by 84 school students from a number of schools including Rockhampton State High School, Glenmore State High School, St Ursulas, St Brendan’s and Yeppoon State High School. Thanks to local tourism industry panelists Krista Brown (Capricorn Enterprise), Alyssa Tate (Empire Apartment Hotel), Amy Harris (Great Keppel Island Hideaway), Mindy Bambrick (Capricorn Caves) and Zac Garven (RRC) for inspiring our young people to consider a role in the very broad industry we call tourism!

Thanks also to Capricorn Caves, Busy at Work, QTIC, GKI Hideaway, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Skyrings for their exhibitor stands on the day to assist students interested in forging a career in tourism and/or hospitality..

For operators who could not attend our networking breakfast, you are still able to access the following important programs!

Quality Tourism Accreditation Program – Cindy Jones cindy.jones@qtic.com.au

Star Ratings Program

Accessible Tourism

Risk Management

Camp and Adventure

Industry Workforce Advisor – Businesses can register for QTIC IWA program by visiting this link Industry Workforce Advisor Program · QTIC Adam Stephen adam.stephen@qtic.com.au

Tailored Workforce Planning: Receive customized advice and support in developing comprehensive workforce plans that align with business goals and industry demands.

Access to Resources and Grants: Benefit from a wealth of resources, including potential access to HR support grants, to implement workforce strategies effectively.

Enhanced Business Resilience: Improve adaptability and resilience against industry fluctuations through strategic workforce development and planning.

Continuous Support: Ongoing assistance to refine workforce strategies and address emerging challenges.

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