The program provides North Stradbroke Island (NSI) business operators with access to training that will help them adjust to changes affecting the local economy and capitalise on new market opportunities as they arise.
All NSI businesses are eligible to access a program of skills training and mentoring focussed on improving their planning, performance and productivity. The three-year initiative will help businesses develop new networks that can lead to new opportunities, ideas and solutions to help them grow.
Business operators will learn to identify new ways to enhance the value of their enterprise so it contributes to a strong and sustainable local business community generating employment and investment opportunities to help grow the island’s economy.
This project complements and builds upon the ‘Signature Straddie’ program which has been delivered by the Straddie Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Read more about the current series of workshops available and how to register.
Straddie Chamber of Commerce
- Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
- Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation
- Redland City Council
- Tourism and Events Queensland
- Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
- Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
- Other relevant Queensland Government agencies
Expected economic benefits
- Develop business operator skills, capacity and capabilities.
- Improve business operator planning, performance and productivity.
- Expand, grow and/or improve island businesses.
- Create a strong and sustainable island economy.
Expected social benefits
- Expand business networks and connect people
- Create new employment opportunities that in turn help improve the lives of residents.
Expected cultural and environmental benefits
- Provide new ideas and innovative solutions that allow businesses to sustainably capitalise on the island’s environmental and cultural strengths.
Project achievements to date
- Stakeholder reference group meetings held with project partners and key stakeholders.
- Survey of island businesses undertaken to understand training and development needs.
- Developed an action plan prioritising business development training needs.
- Procured training providers.
- Developed and promoted the first schedule of training workshops for 2018.
- Secured registrations with island businesses and the first series of training workshops have commenced.
Project next steps
- Incorporate participant feedback in planning for ongoing training.
- Establish second series of training requirements.
- Meet funding agreement requirements and milestones.