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RDA Gold Coast partners in study of emerging knowledge-based workforce

30 August 2019

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gold Coast has partnered with the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct and Study Gold Coast to produce an analysis of the Gold Coast’s emerging graduate workforce.

On 22 August 2019 a Workforce for the Future Gold Coast study, showing that the region offers a rich environment for talent attraction, retention and entrepreneurial innovation, was released.

The study found overall education and training contributes more than $1.7 billion to the local economy and with almost 30,000 international students from more than 130 different countries studying on the Gold Coast.

RDA Gold Coast Director of Regional Development Estella Rodighiero said the study shows there are thousands of job-ready, knowledge-based graduates underpinning the Gold Coast’s transformation into a knowledge economy.

“This means that innovators, technology and healthcare-related businesses locating to the Gold Coast can be assured of a pipeline of talent, supported by an extremely strong education sector.

“We have three research-intensive universities, TAFE Queensland and a range of technical and training providers offering comprehensive study options including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, specialised qualifications and micro-credentials in emerging fields.”

RDA Gold Coast are working with both the education and employment sectors to make connections and highlight opportunities for new businesses and innovators on the Gold Coast.  For more information contact Estella Rodighiero on 0411 558 834 or director@rdagoldcoast.org.au

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