RDA Brisbane has helped to develop a free iPhone and iPad application to give up-to-date career advice to young people and help them find jobs in industries with skill shortages.
The Career Hunter app, launched on July 16 by Queensland Minister for Technical and Further Education the Hon Saxon Rice MP, was developed through a partnership with The Smith Family's Brisbane South Partnership Brokers, following a period of research and collaboration with teachers, parents, career advisors and young people themselves, the expected users.
Along with The Smith Family and RDA Brisbane, project partners include: the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE); the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR); Busy at Work; and Group Training Queensland. The project partners collaborated on the creation, design, marketing and distribution of the app and will work together into the future to ensure the app's enhancement and ongoing sustainability. It is hoped that further funding can be secured to develop the app on an android platform in the future.
RDA Brisbane Executive Officer, Margaret Blade, has been promoting the app in Queensland media including two radio interviews with ABC News. To read her interview, click here.
You can download the free app for iPhone or iPad from the App store.