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GEA Facilitated Projects

Our team is always looking for opportunities to partner with industry, and of all levels of government, to create projects that will grow the capabilities and capacities of members, and boost growth and prosperity in Central Queensland.  

Facilitated Projects

GEA has a proven track record when it comes to delivering significant projects funded through industry and local, state and federal governments. This includes the Skilling Queenslanders For Work Program, Gladstone Globe & Digital Interactive Walkway, METS Accelerator and Next Steps programs, and the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group Shutdown Calendar. Since 2009 GEA has successfully delivered, for our community, over $5 million in projects. 

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Timeline of Projects

The below timeline provides a snapshot of some of the training and development projects GEA has been responsible for delivering.

CQ University, Gladstone Regional Council, Startup Gladstone, Rio Tinto, Australia Pacific LNG, local entrepreneurs

Gladstone Connects

Gladstone Connects is part of the larger Queensland Connects program to build regional innovation entrepreneurship. Gladstone Connects aims to support the diversification of the regional economy away from an over reliance on heavy industry as part of smoothing the peaks and troughs.

August - October 2020

Funded by the Queensland Government

Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program – Round 2

The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

20 August 2020

Back to Business

Shell's QGC business

Shell’s QGC business has teamed with Gladstone regional economic organisations – GEA; GAPDL; GCCI and DCTC - to develop grants which support local businesses as they adapt to a new trading environment while stimulating local spend.

June 2020

Boost Your Business

METS Accelerator Program

Boost Your Business offers up to 12 SME or scale-up participants the opportunity to take part in six business strategy workshops as part of the 12-week program

March 2020

Next Steps Program

Shell's QGC business

Improving success rates for business when tendering for supply opportunities to the natural gas industry

August 2019

$ 30,000

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Work Skills Traineeships for employing 36 trainees that will be placed within Community Projects for practical experience.

February 2019

$ 705,000

Infrastructure

Gladstone Regional Council

Development and Installation of Interactive Digital Walkway

April 2019

$ 10,000

Infrastructure

Shell's QGC business

Development and Installation of Interactive Digital Walkway

April 2019

$ 16,750

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Work Skills Traineeships for employing 36 trainees that will be placed within Community Projects for practical experience.

July 2018

$ 676,300

Infrastructure

Regional Jobs and Investment Package

Development and installation of Interactive Digital Walkway

April 2018

$ 150,000

DESBT Formerly DET

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Work Skills Traineeships for employing 30 trainees that will be placed within Community Projects for practical experience.

February 2018

$ 607,310

Department of Education and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Ready for Work Project for 70 places

July 2017

$ 69,300

Department of Education and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Community Work Skills Project for employing 36 trainees that will be placed on working on Community Projects.

July 2017

$ 711,700

Gladstone Regional Council

Scaling Your Business Creating your Jump

To educate up to 120 small business people (including community organisations’) to enable them to identify the patterns in their business operations that are stall points for revenue generation. This will be achieved through learning about the four cycles that a business goes through that will enable businesses to be sustainable and continue to grow.

February 2017

$ 55,000

Department of Education and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Community Work Skills Project for employing 28 trainees that will be placed on working on Community Projects.

February 2017

$ 600,000

Department of Education and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Ready for Work Program for delivery of 70 participants.

August 2016

$ 66,000

Department of Education and Training

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Community Work Skills Project for employing 28 trainees that will be placed on working on Community Projects.

March 2016

$ 487,500

Entrepreneurial program funding

Aus Industry

Following the tendering workshops hosted with AusIndustry, GEA seeked advise from Small businesses that are not at the tendering stage, to what support they needed. It was identified through this process that most businesses in the region had reverted back to quoting jobs. After reviewing quotes and presentation it was identified that support in this area was required.

February 2016

$ 16,500

Entrepreneurial program funding

Aus Industry

Based on the success of the earlier procurement policies session / advance tendering workshops and the need from members, GEA was successful in gaining additional funding.

November 2015

$ 25,000

Entrepreneurial program funding

AusIndustry

GEA have identified gaps and inconsistencies in procurement policies and procedures amongst major buyers. As a result, both buyers and the supply chain are being negatively affected by missed opportunities.

May 2015

$ 17,500

Queensland Government – Training Queensland

Regional Workforce Development Initiative

AS the peek industry body, GEA on behalf of members hosted a cluster of SME’s in an initiative aimed at assisting member’s employees up skill their existing workforce through provision of training and assessment.

2013 - 2014

$ 98,000

Assistance with marketing and media

QGC Sponsorship

2013

$ 7,500

GLNG / DSDIP

Tender Readiness Stage 3

In an effort to improve and maximise tendering capability and opportunities for SMEs in the Gladstone Region, the Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) in partnership with DEEDI facilitated Stages 1 & 2 of a Tender Readiness Program (TRP). The objective of the TRP is to build and deliver strategic development programs and information for businesses supplying to major industry in the region.

March - April 2013

$ 19,000

QLD Government

Skills Queensland

The HRR project provided a series of short seminars targeted at SME’s in seven industry sectors on the broader human resource practices. The HRR project also offered up to 50 businesses with one or two day interventions that assessed their human resource capabilities and have a program developed for the acquisition of appropriate skills and management systems.

February - September 2012

$ 110,000

Enterprise Connect – Workshops, Industry Intelligence and Networking (WINN) grant.

WIIN6 Grant: The Global Gladstone

The Global Gladstone project will assist in building SME global competitiveness capabilities throughout Central Queensland utilising multi-national companies supply chain partners that currently have a presence in Gladstone.

January - June 2012

$ 52,283

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation - Gladstone

DEEDI

Tender Readiness Program Stage 2

March - June 2011

$ 18,564

Workforce Skilling Strategy

Energy Skills Queensland

The Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy Scan is a component of the broader Gladstone Workforce Skilling Strategy (GWSS), and is required to assist the Gladstone community, industry and Government agencies to make decision regarding training and employment programs.

February - November 2011

$ 42,000

Workshops, Industry Intelligence and Networking WIIN2 Grant

Enterprise Connect

Delivery of two workshops • Environmental Sustainability • Human Resources

2010

$ 25,000

Department of Employment,Economic Development and Innovation - Gladstone

DEEDI

Tender Readiness Program Stage 1

2010

$ 25,000

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation - Gladstone

DEEDI

Employment of Trainee – certificate 2 in Business Administration

December 2009

$ 10,450

Grants: SFS/DETA Grant

DETA

September 2009

$ 132,000