Project has now been completed.
The QTIC Tourism and Hospitality Mature Aged Program aimed to promote inclusiveness in the workforce, enabling people to stay connected and contribute socially and economically. The program aligned to the civic participation and employment goal of the Queensland Governments, Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program.
The project provided opportunities for seniors aged 55 years and over to participate in employment, training, lifelong learning and volunteering opportunities. Furthermore, the program also supports the Queensland Government's Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program, respect and social inclusion goal, ensuring employees are hired based on skills with all backgrounds valued, and appreciated for the skills and knowledge they can offer.
The integration of seniors in the workforce promotes intergenerational problem solving and an increase in the connection between older and younger staff members. Champion employers demonstrated the value of having mature people in the workforce and the value of learning from one another.
Networking events were hosted in:
Industry feedback has been very positive with a real need for the program identified.
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