Aspiring and present lecturers have gathered on the Educate Queensland Careers Honest on the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Middle to discover job alternatives in instructing.
Schooling Minister Grace Grace mentioned the Palaszczuk authorities is ensuring Queensland state college lecturers have good, safe jobs and an ideal life-style.
“The annual Educate Queensland profession truthful brings collectively college leaders from throughout the state to recruit extra lecturers for 2023 and past,” mentioned Ms Grace.
“The Division of Schooling employs greater than 54,000 lecturers in Queensland state colleges and we’re all the time on the lookout for extra.
“There are many alternatives, with 4 new public colleges opening subsequent 12 months becoming a member of the 21 colleges that the Palaszczuk authorities has already opened since 2015.
“In 2020 our authorities additionally dedicated to hiring virtually 6,200 new lecturers within the subsequent 4 years. We’re effectively on our technique to reaching that purpose, and there are many good, safe jobs on provide.
“We’re additionally making certain that the Queensland Division of Schooling is the employer of alternative for lecturers, with a beautiful enterprise deal provide accepted in precept by the Queensland Academics Union that may result in elevated pay and higher situations.
“Our focus is to make sure we will rent the lecturers our college students want, whereas serving to lecturers discover the very best alternative for them personally and professionally.
“As of yesterday, some 1,500 folks had registered to attend the Honest, and we hope to see much more.
“We all know that these gala’s are profitable in connecting folks with jobs: greater than 150 folks walked out of our Educate Rural 2022 Profession Honest with a job provide.
“We anticipate to see current state college lecturers contemplating a sea or tree change, profession development, lecturers from different college sectors contemplating transitioning to the state sector, and trainee lecturers seeking to safe their first instructing function.
“They may obtain all the data they should take the following step of their instructing profession, together with advantages and incentives to show in our incredible regional, rural and distant communities.
“Passionate college and regional representatives shall be obtainable to reply questions on functions, relocation, housing, assist and profession development.
“Data on scholarships, grants, and internship pathways may also be offered.
“Attendees can even study extra concerning the Palaszczuk authorities’s not too long ago introduced $10 million Commerce to Educate program, which is able to assist merchants who’re considering instructing to make the swap.
“There may also be details about our $20 million Flip to Educating paid internship program, which is able to present 300 aspiring lecturers with monetary assist, mentorship and paid internships to finish their qualification and tackle a assured everlasting instructing function in a state college.
“We’re on the lookout for distinctive folks to hitch our instructing workforce, people who find themselves up for the problem of becoming a member of us in supporting the educational journey of greater than 550,000 Queensland college students.
The Educate Queensland Jobs Honest takes place on the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Middle on Saturday third September from 10am to 3pm