A further meeting was held July 29 between the Rural Skills & Jobs Alliance (RJSA), Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) and the QATC Transition Project Management Office (PMO) to continue the discussion about potential training delivery gaps in the regionally-based satellite hubs arising directly from the QATC closure.
QATC provided an update on the overall transition process including the alternative arrangements made for the student body and other matters related to the stakeholder meetings for the Emerald and Longreach colleges. The group was also provided with an overview of the process and progress followed to consider proposals to uptake activities or assets.
RJSA was presented with the feedback that the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) officers have submitted to the PMO on potential gaps and possible opportunities in satellite hub areas resulting directly from the closure of the QATC entity.
RJSA members will continue to consult with their stakeholders to assess the impact of the closures and feed their advice into the QATC transition planning process to ensure regional industry training needs are provided for into the immediate future.
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