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SITlink

SITlink About Us

SITlink was formed in 2007 as a mechanism to provide improved communication and working relationships between schools, industry and training providers in North Queensland through a single conduit.  It  was set up by the Townsville Skills Formation Strategy in conjunction with Education Queensland, Department of State Development, Training Qld and federally funded Careers Advice Australia organisations.  SITlink directly responded to issues identified through the Townsville Skills Formation Strategy – Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing in relation to challenges both industry and schools had in interacting with one another.  An industry forum was held at the instigation of the Townsville Skills Formation Strategy Management Committee and Education Qld North Qld Regional Office in July 2006 to identify concerns, issues and possible solutions to concerns industry in Townsville had regarding the barriers to creating links with schools in the Townsville region. 

The intention of SITlink was to create a localised strategy which linked schools, employers and training organisations to ensure transition of school students to local employment to respond to the skill shortage being experienced in Townsville and region.  The strategy built on and linked existing efforts towards a co-ordinated response as well as creating activities where gaps were identified.

The SITLInk Committee is not currently active.  The last meeting took place on Tuesday 16th October 2012.  The SITlink committee consisted of key representatives from various state schools, private schools, independent schools, university, industry and training organisations within the region.

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The SITLink Committee brought together organisations that have responsibilities in career advice and transition, education, training development and employment of young people to strategically direct activities of the SITLink.

The Committee undertook to:

  • Facilitate industry engagement utilising existing networks to inform direction, validate actions and activities and review outcomes.  Undertaken twice yearly, potentially utilising existing activities;
  • Confirm and strategically drive action plans and associated activities, delegate responsibility within committee influence and evaluate outcomes;
  • Acknowledge and utilise existing activities to achieve outcomes;
  • Strategically direct SITLink Relations Manager,  SF4NQ Project Officer activities and the Youth Pathways Officer;
  • Gathering intelligence which could be utilised to inform policy development.