Thursday 2nd December 2010, Adelaide
(immediately following the NAGCAS Annual Conference)
The National Careers Forum is an ongoing initiative to support collaboration between employers and the university sector. This initiative is being funded through the AAGE by the Australian Government's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
So far we have organised six Forums - the first was in Sydney in December 2007, followed by Brisbane and Melbourne in 2008, Perth and Canberra in 2009 and Brisbane in July this year. Each Forum has been attended by between 60 and 100 people split fairly evenly between employer and university representatives.
The purpose of the National Careers Forum is to bring together employers, university representatives and other key stakeholders in a series of twice yearly meetings to discuss, identify and implement strategies that will help university graduates find suitable employment and employers find suitable graduates. The aims are:
1. To help employers fill job vacancies
2. To help students find jobs
3. To help address skills shortages.
These Forums take place every six months, with the venue rotating from city to city.
Prior to each Forum, we seek input from all delegates on major themes of interest. You can provide your own suggested topics via the registration form. Themes discussed at the first five Forums included: attraction, retention and development of graduates; work integrated learning programs; careers fairs and recruitment timetables, a national recruitment code of practice and equity in graduate recruitment.
A number of initiatives have been implemented as a result of solutions proposed by delegates at the first five Forums. For more details of these, including summaries of all discussions and outcomes of each Forum, feel free to browse via this link:
Who should attend from your organisation?
We suggest each employer send one key decision making representative to keep the number of delegates to a manageable figure. Ideally this person should be senior enough to represent your organisation's point of view and to commit your organisation to actions agreed at the Forum, eg, Head of Recruitment, Graduate Recruitment Manager, Recruitment Consultant, etc.
Who else will attend?
The Forum will most likely be attended by a representative from all 39 Australian universities. At the first six Forums this representative was usually the Head of the Careers Service. Consequently, the Forums give attending employers a unique opportunity to engage with the entire university sector at a senior level.
Attendance at the National Careers Forum is free for all participants. Employers travelling from interstate will need to pay for their own travel and accommodation costs.
National Careers Forum 7 - Event Details
Date: Thursday 2nd December 2010
Time: 9.00am onwards (to finish no later than 4.00pm)
Venue: Crowne Plaza, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Catering: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
RSVP to the Forum
Please RSVP online to attend:
We hope to see you in December.