Visualise your Future, Study and Work through Virtual Reality

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Remote communities in Queensland will see an increase in the aspirations and linkages to economic participation through a Virtual Reality technology, linkage and information event facilitated by 3 regional NDCOs covering South, North and Central West Queensland. This collaborative project will provide a valuable opportunity to:

  • Raise awareness of realistic local job prospects with the opportunity to apply for available positions and enrol in courses;
  • Experience higher education;
  • Engage communities experiencing recent hardship through drought to feel re-energised;
  • Building on established strong linkages with local services to build economic, social, and community engagement;
  • Build service capacity through an innovative event

The project will be have a large input by the communities to ensure local meets are met.  It will cover 14 communities; providing 448 participants the opportunity to participate in the virtual reality technology, travel 3,405 km over 23 days.

Virtual Reality Experience provided by enVizion: (http://envizion.org.au/)

  • 5 different themes using headsets as a group:  Mining, Agriculture, Health, Horticulture/Aquaponics and Construction.
  • Guidance related to social, education and career pathways and report

NDCOs contribution:

  • View VR ‘life as a university student’
  • Meet participants, highlight supports and services in further education and employment and connect with relevant programs
  • Provide course and job information including apprenticeships
  • Tips and research tools
  • Benefits of ‘disclosing’ disability, Indigenous, Multicultural prior to registration
  • Transition resources

Local Services:

  • Be available to answer questions
  • Promote courses including Government funded
  • Market current jobs and projects
  • Promote services and supports

Communities

Very Remote Australia:        Blackall, Charleville, Cloncurry, Cunnamulla, Hughenden, Longreach, Richmond, Winton

Remote Australia:                 Mt Isa, St George, Woorambina

Outer Regional Australia:    Charters Towers, Emerald, Roma

 

For more information:

Debbie Rooskov – 0400 721 451; debbier@stepsgroup.com.au

Julie Irwin – 0407 226 147; Julie.irwin@communitysolutions.org.au

David Swayn – 0488 794 483; davids@stepsgroup.com.au

 

Building Better Regions Fund:  This project received grant funding from the Commonwealth Government.

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