RDAIWM eNewsletter - October 2016
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IWMJobs Launches

RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted, Ipswich City Council Mayor Paul Pisasale and Lockyer Valley Deputy Mayor Jason Cook (pictured above) held two separate local IWMJobs launches in September.

IWMJobs is designed to encourage additional employment and educational development through attracting and matching local job seekers with local jobs.

Ipswich City Council launched the new jobs board on Tuesday 13 September with local community stakeholders attending the information session. Lockyer Valley launched the new jobs board on Wednesday 14 September with members of the business community attending.

Kathy Bensted is happy to announce that the launch nights were a success and there has been a steady number of job seekers and employers utilising this local employment tool.

To sign up for this free website go to
IWMJobs Launch – Gatton, Lockyer Valley.

Resilient Regions Luncheon – USQ

RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted recently attended the Resilient Regions Forum hosted by the University of Southern Queensland.

The Institute for Resilient Regions has been designed to tackle national and global challenges in regional social and economic development. 

Research and community input helps regional communities build resilience and adapt successfully to change, with an emphasis on people, culture, and innovation, our research is helping communities build their social and economic capital and well-being.

See the Institute for Resilient Regions latest report here:
Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR) (PDF 250KB)
USQ Professor John Cole, USQ Professor Frank Vanclay and RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted

RedEye Small Business Mentoring

RDAIWM Chair Kathy Bensted was the guest speaker at a women’s mentoring luncheon hosted by a leading cloud and technology company RedEye.

These luncheons are an opportunity for women to business to discuss what they have learned along the way in their career, what have been the key differentiators that have enabled them to become successful and what challenges they have faced.

Export Made Easy
– New App

Export Essentials is the new app to help Australian businesses become exporters, containing information from an introduction to exporting to managing currency risk, finance solutions and export licences and regulations. 

There are also templates and key contacts to help small businesses develop and implement their export strategies, as well as a contact list of organisations to help businesses achieve their export goals.

This app is available for Apple and Android devices through app stores.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Viaduct – Works Start

Works began today on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) viaduct – an 800m-long road bridge that will extend from the Lockyer Valley and cut through the Toowoomba Range at Mount Kynoch.

More information...

VIDEO – Regional Development opportunities in the Lockyer Valley

VIDEO – The City of Ipswich Economic Development

The City of Ipswich

Woman Leaders in Sport Program

The objective of this program is to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry.

WLIS in 2017 comprises of the three components.

More information...
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