Thursday, July 4, 2024


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Greater Foundations24 Set To Empower Educators To Unlock Greater Career Possibilities

Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is again delivering the Greater Foundations program, aimed at informing Greater Whitsunday teachers and educators on what career and workforce opportunities exist across the region.

Find out what role robots will play in the future of advanced manufacturing and how agtech is revolutionising the Greater Whitsunday agricultural landscape.

Greater Foundations24 developed by Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) and delivered with curriculum experts Future Anything is designed to build career-based classroom learning.

Greater Whitsunday Alliance Chief Executive Officer Ms Kylie Porter said the event will give educators the understanding from industry leaders, of the breadth and depth of future career opportunities available in the region.

“This event will set the scene for educators and teachers about the greater possibilities right here in our region and provide detailed information that links to the curriculum about the roles in emerging and traditional industries.

“Our region is home to multiple billion-dollar industries and our highly skilled workforce has a proud track record of hard work and innovation and is supported by world-class educational initiatives.”

Ms Porter said part of the day’s program will be a range of sessions from a diverse line-up of industry leaders. The morning session will focus on Industry to Classroom, which will unlock the future of regional tourism followed by how advanced manufacturing is revolutionising with the advantage of robotics. In the afternoon, educators will explore Technology Transforming Industry. This session will discuss how technology is revolutionising farming while also exploring how we reimagine learning across mining and agriculture.

Greater Foundations24 will be facilitated by curriculum company Future Anything.

Founder Nicole Dyson said part of her role on the day will be to introduce educators to how they can future-proof education while navigating today’s education and workforce landscape.

“You can't have a compelling curriculum without confident educators,” she said.

“Greater Foundations24 is going to be about bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world.

“The Greater Foundations’ events are some one my favourite events to attend every year because the sense of community and connection is so strong,” she said.
Scheduled for Friday, July 19, Greater Foundations24 will convene simultaneously across three locations: Mackay, Moranbah, and Proserpine.

For more information and to register for Greater Foundations24 visit

Event Details:
Date: July 19,2024
Time: 8.30AM to 3.30PM
Venue: Resources Centre of Excellence

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