Education and Training
Achieving education and training opportunities to improve employment outcomes is a major role of the GEDC. We actively facilitate and support various activities and projects, take an active role in research, review and comment on education policy and strategy for the region.
Partnerships and consultation with stakeholders are critical factors in the role of the GEDC in education and training. Effective partnerships established in the Goldfields-Esperance region include the following:
The Goldfields-Esperance Workforce Development Alliance (GEWDA) group developed and oversees implementation of the Goldfields-Esperance-Workforce-Development-Plan-2013-2016.
The Goldfields Education Tertiary Industry Alliance (GETEA) was established for the purpose of, but not limited to, facilitating equitable and relevant higher education options for regional students, including suitable accommodation.
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) Education Directions sub-committee includes representatives of secondary and tertiary institutions of the region, industry and other agencies such as the GEDC.
The Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance Inc (GEMIA) links the mining, education, government and community sectors to deliver programs and events that builds science and mathematics knowledge, aspirations, and employment in the region. Initiatives include the ‘Girls and Guys Exploring Mining’ forum’, ‘Science Rocks on the Road’ program, ‘Dust Off ‘ for educators, and other school and community programs.