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Bundaberg Regional Youth Hub

Bundaberg Regional Council and the Business Bundaberg team are very proud to support the Bundaberg Regional Youth Hub (BRYH).

BRYH is a collaborative organisation that consists of representatives from local government, Bundaberg region secondary state schools, industry, training organisations and employment agencies that function together to enhance the transition of young people from school to work.

The Bundaberg Industry Reference Group is a part of the Bundaberg Regional Youth Hub. Members will work together to achieve the goals outlined in the Industry & Community Engagement & Validation Action Plan 2016/17.

Key Industry Representatives

  • Tanya McCombe, Hospitality and Retail
  • Kylie Jackson, Agriculture and Logistics
  • Yale Morgan, Retail and Services
  • Stuart Bonnett, Health
  • David Moreny, Engineering
  • Karen McMonigal, Manufacturing
  • Tania Burls, Mining and Logistics
  • Emily Cleaver, Tourism

(For further information relating to Industry Reference Group membership, please enquire via the Contact details at the end of this page)

The Industry Reference Group meets approximately 6 weekly with the goal being to develop focus sessions with a  small group of key industry representatives to provide advice on key strategies schools needed to support the successful transition of our students within the region's six state high schools into work .

Due to the increased interest from the community in our Industry Reference Group, we have created Cluster Groups through which other interested industry representatives will be looped into minutes and key initiatives after each meeting. Cluster Gruop members will be able to bring ideas and information from their business or area to be tabled at meetings.

If you are interested in being involved with a Cluster Group, please refer to the contact details at the end of this page.

The Bundaberg Regional Youth Hub's Frontline Operational Committee meets every month at Kepnock State High School, to enage and maximise partnerships to support community education programs, resources and services and to provide holistic support for the social and emotional needs of school students (12-17 years) and their families.

School to Work Transition Programs

Bundaberg Regional Council and the Bundaberg Regional Youth Hub are both proud supporters and advocates of the AllevE8 and GenR8 transition programs, helping year 12 students get a foot in the door with their chosen careers in health or logistics.

Annual Forum 'Enterprising Futures: Skills for Future Employment'

On Tuesday 11 October from 6.30pm at Across the Waves Sports Club, we held our annual forum, Enterprising Futures: Skills for Future Employment Dinner.

Focusing on skills for the future and we had over 90 local business and industry, community providers, Bundaberg Regional Council, not for profit organisation, private providers and community organisations join us to discuss how we could work together to support the region’s young people in ensuring they have skills for the future to enter the workforce after school.

During the evening, we heard from a range of fantastic speakers that lead us on a journey of progress, innovation and collaboration.

Our special key note speaker Maggie Hill (pictured left) from the Foundation for Young Australians (launched in 2015), discussed their New Work Order report series that shows that we’re facing the biggest disruption to the world of work since the industrial revolution. Across three report, the series highlights how these changes will affect young people, and includes the opportunities these changes bring but only if we invest to ensure young people can also overcome the challenges of change.


'Girls in Trades' Day

On Friday 19th August 2016, the State Schools Girls in Trades Day - an initiative of the CIF Bundaberg Regional State High Schools Careers Project in conjunction with TAFE Queensland East Coast - was held. The trade day enabled the girls to step out of their comfort zones and get their hands dirty on the not-so-norm jobs for the girls. This opportunity enabled the girls to try first-hand, a selection of different trades that they would like to find out more about and explore further, by jumping in and having a go.

The options they had to choose from were automotive, electrical, carpentry, engineering – fitting & turning & boiler making. It was a great opportunity for the girls to explore alternate pathways and opportunities available to them and open their eyes to the fact that girls can do theses trades and be successful. The girls also got to listen to guest speakers from Sugar Services, Bundaberg Fire Station, Score Group, BMA & East Coast Apprenticeships on their experiences and information as females in these career areas. The girls left feeling inspired and with a new found understanding that girls can do what the boys do and that there are great opportunities out there for them to now look at for a career pathway.

We support the notion that it takes a village to grow a child; and by strengthening collaboration and engagement between our State High Schools, businesses and industry, we can support our young people to be work ready for our local employers. For more information regarding the Bundaberg Regional Youth Hub or if you would like to be further involved, please contact either of the Officers listed below:


Anyone wishing to contact the Hub for more information: