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HERVEY BAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM BREAKFAST MEETING @ BOAT CLUB 27TH June 21012

May 30th, 2012

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Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast and AGM Notice


Wednesday, 27 June

CLICK HERE to download registration form.

The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at their AGM Breakfast on:

When:   Wednesday, 27 June
Where:  The Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan
Time:     6.45am for a 7.00am start
Cost:     $20 Members
$25 Non Members
RSVP:   25 June

Download Agenda/Notice of AGM

Proxy Forms and Nominations forms can be downloaded from this email or can be found on the home page of our website – CLICK HERE.

Nominations to be received by close of business 13 June, 2012.

If you would like to view the 2011 AGM Minutes prior to the meeting, please contact the Secretary on secretary@herveybaychamber.asn.au.  

CLICK HERE to download registration form.

Business Card Draw sponsored by EIM Training


Pam Gregory
Secretary


Liquor Gift Deliveries


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FRASER COAST AS A MINING HUB FOR THE ENTIRE REGION

August 24th, 2011

Fraser Coast well positioned for the mining boom

18 August 2011

The Fraser Coast was well positioned to be a one-stop-shop employment hub for the booming mining sector, Fraser Coast Mayor Mick Kruger said.

Cr Kruger was responding to plans by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh to target coastal areas to address critical skills shortages in the resource sector.

“The government believes there are 3,500 jobs available now in the resource sector and another 60,000 people will be required (48,000 in construction and 13,000 ongoing),” Cr Kruger said.

The State Government and the resources sector agreed at a summit on the Gold Coast on Tuesday to seek out new skilled workers for the resources industry from coastal areas with high unemployment and plug them into the mining boom.

Work for Queensland jobs expos will be held in Wide Bay Burnett, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and the Whitsunday regions from October.

Cr Kruger was invited to the summit and represented the Wide Bay Burnett as a key employment hub.

The summit identified the need to upskill workers and streamline training programs to shorten lead times to workers obtaining the necessary competences.

“The Fraser Coast already has training schools and a good reputation for producing skilled workers for the resource sector,” he said.

“To streamline the process we could create a one-stop-shop for training and integrate medical checks and screening with other aspects of the training program.

“As well we can offer a stable environment for workers’ families and direct transport links to the mine sites, especially for the fly-in-fly-out workers.

“And training workers for the mining industry would not adversely affect our existing industries or dilute the regional workforce.”

At the summit Cr Kruger presented a profile of the Wide Bay Burnett region as an employment hub and tabled the following strategies:

  • Establishment of  a one-stop-shop within the region to source local employment;
  • Co-ordinated regional approach to fly-in-fly-out and drive-in-drive-out workers;
  • Establishment of training facilities targeted at resource sector;
  • Provision of incentives for resource sector to relocate employees from SE Qld to the regions;
  • Identification of key resource sector service industries and moving them to regional areas; and
  • The region already has a manufacturing base that can cater to the resource sector such as Downer EDI, Bombardier and CQMS Fraser.

“There are opportunities for mine medicals and mine readiness training centres to be established in regional areas,” Cr Kruger said.

“The existing training facilities on the Fraser Coast show that it can work. We can add to that by combining medical screening with the new e-medical facilities which Council pioneered here when it introduced Widelinx.

“We can also promote the region to mining employees as a destination for their days off, or a safe place for their families to live while they are at work.

“The summit was very informative and productive and a welcome initiative by the Premier.

“This is an opportunity for the regions to actively participate in achieving a more diverse and multi functioning workforce.”

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DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT QLD TO RUN WORKSHOP VIA DEEDI

August 24th, 2011

Essential Business Workshops
DEEDI – starting 30 August

The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation invites you to take part in a comprehensive activity-based workshop series. Essentials for business success is made up of the following seminars and workshops which build on each other and are designed to provide you with further information, strategies and practical examples as you move through the series.

CLICK HERE to download all the workshop details (including dates)

The first workshop is next Tuesday – there are limited numbers and you need to RSVP by Thursday!

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QUEENSLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE

June 2nd, 2011

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday

As a valued customer, I’d like to introduce you to Wonderful Wednesday.

Starting today, every Wednesday between 12 – 12.30 pm you will receive an email direct to your inbox where you will find details of upcoming courses in your area.

With CCIQ Training, not only will you benefit from our extensive industry experience and learn from experienced and knowledgeable trainers but if you book into one of these courses before 2 pm on Friday 3 June 2011, you will go into a draw to win an online training course of your choice up to the value of $150.00*.

This week’s Wonderful Wednesday courses in the Sunshine Coast are:

  • 20 June 2011 – Functioning as a Workplace Health and Safety Officer – Core
  • 27 June 2011 – Certificate IV Occupational Health & Safety Qualification
  • 27 June 2011 – Promote Team Effectiveness
  • 27 June 2011 – Ensure Team Effectiveness

Don’t delay, book before 2 pm on Friday 3 June 2011 by calling 1300 572 439 and don’t forget to quote Wonderful Wednesday to make sure you go into the draw.

Yours sincerely

CCIQ Training

*Terms and Conditions apply

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF $200M FOR SKILL SHORTAGES

February 25th, 2011

You are here: SkillsProgramsSkills and Training Programs > Critical Skills Investment Fund

The Critical Skills Investment Fund (the Fund) provides $200 million Australian Government co funding for industry partnerships to undertake projects that provide training and employment opportunities in critical industry sectors.

The goal of the Fund is to help increase the supply of skilled labour for enterprises in these sectors.  To achieve this, the Fund will support projects that train and place job seekers into available positions, or that up-skill existing workers to meet new demands. The Fund may also be used to support the recommendations of the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce (NRSET).

The Advisory Board for the Critical Skills Investment Fund was announced on 12 November 2010 by Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations. The Board, comprising seven external members with relevant expertise in employment, training, labour market and skills development, will be responsible for overseeing the Fund’s administration.

The Critical Skills Investment Fund Guidelines set out the funding arrangements, eligibility requirements, application process and assessment criteria for project proposals under the Fund.  The Guidelines are now available to assist organisations in understanding the program.

The first funding round will be announced soon.

Consultations on the Draft Guidelines occurred in late 2010 and all submissions were considered before finalising the guidelines.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Critical Skills Investment Fund.

A CALL FOR THE FRASER COAST TO BECOME SMARTER.GET IBM GRANT $$$$

January 10th, 2011

IBM Pledges $50 Million to Create 100 Smarter Cities
IBM has inaugurated its Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grant program in which IBM will award $50 million-worth of technology and services to help 100 municipalities across the globe. Teams of IBM experts will provide city leaders with recommendations for successful growth, better delivery of municipal services, more citizen engagement, and improved efficiency. Watch the video >

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MARYBOROUGH & DISTRICT HISTORICAL RECORDS/PHOTOS AVAILABLE IN GRAND OLD BUILDING

December 1st, 2010

MARYBOROUGH HISTORICAL BUILDING HOUSES DATA RECORDS

Perhaps you are after some history in the area to help with some marketing programme for your business.

Perhaps you just want to find something out from the past

Ask the staff at the historical society, they are only too willing to help out.

41216646   or  shirley.h@live.com.au

Opening hours are Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-12 noon

and each Thursday 9am to 12 noon

MARYBOROUGH WIDE BAY & BURNETT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

Pics & story by Henry Sapiecha

TRADING STRATEGIES VIA ON LINE WORKSHOPS

November 22nd, 2010

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Are you looking for an edge with your trading?

Are you looking to start trading with minimal capital?

Are you looking for advice from a seasoned professional?

More importantly would you like to “Test Drive” a professional trading system for FREE?

If so, you’re in luck because we have a special Online Workshop on Tuesday night with Andrew Baxter, a highly successful trader, professional analyst, advisor and leading educator.

Andrew will be covering the ABC’s of his trading strategies with particular reference to Currencies (FX) and Commodities letting you in on a few little known insider secrets…
Read More»

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BUSINESSES ON THE INTERNET @ THE FRASER COAST QLD

October 8th, 2010

Embracing Business Online


The Embracing Business Online Program is an Australian Government initiative funded under the Small Business Online program representing outstanding value.

  • Develop a web strategy to support your business goals
  • Grow your web presence
  • Personal mentoring
  • Online workshops
  • Unfold the power of the internet for your business

Hervey Bay Workshops commence Friday, 12 November.

Cost only $33 – Spaces are limited.
Click Here to download Flyer and registration details.

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DRIVE TO SURVIVE @ THE FRASER COAST QLD

October 8th, 2010

Dear Chamber Members & Supporters,

This morning sees the launch of the Chronicle’s “Drive to Survive” campaign.

Spanning the age groups, the deaths over the last 4 months have been truly shocking

On behalf of the Chronicle, I would ask for your support as we campaign to get 10,000 people on the Fraser Coast to take our Pledge online. The ‘drive to survive’ pledge is a 10 point commitment to safer driving and we are asking all our members and supporters to sign up on the website www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au

I do hope we can have your support and you will pass this on to your staff and encourage them to sign.

Bernard Whebell
President

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