Connecting industry with skills
Established in 2008, Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) is a not-for-profit association of members from industry, training organisations and government to help industry connect with skills.
ESQ engages with industry to research workforce needs and develop and implement solutions to address those needs.
ESQ works in the following industries:
• Electricity: Electrotechnology, electricity supply and generation, rail, renewable energy
• Gas: Transmission and distribution, CSG to LNG, drilling and completions
• Mining: Surface and underground
How are our industries managing global megatrends? And what skills do we need to thrive in the new world?
Find out at our Trained to Win - Skilling in the New World networking breakfast featuring keynote speaker and CSIRO Futurist Dr Stefan Hajkowicz. Three industry workshops for Drilling and Completions, Telecommunications and Mining will follow the breakfast.
With a changing industry comes a changing workforce. Energy Source and Distribution talks to Energy Skills Queensland workforce planning manager Anthea Middleton about one of the most critical questions facing the energy industry: what skills do we need today to run the smart cities of tomorrow, and how can industry work together to identify and…Read More
The benefits of the emerging smart energy grid could be undermined by a lack of skills across key science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) roles, according to a new Queensland report. STEM skills are directly linked to the needs of the engineering, ICT and data analytics workforces within the energy sector, according to the discussion…Read More
Energy Minister Mark Bailey visited the Energex EsiTrain centre at Rocklea in April to meet the newest Energex trainees and apprentices as they embark on new careers in Queensland’s power industry. Mr Bailey took the opportunity to see first-hand some of the training underway and to wish the new recruits well on their journey ahead.…Read More
Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) is delighted to welcome new Industry Skills Advisor for Resources, Justin Barnes, in May 2015. Justin brings a wealth of more than 12 years’ mining and electrotechnology training experience to the ESQ team. A highly skilled training and development professional, Justin has held roles as Supervisor of Training Development for BHP…Read More
Karen Bellert, Nigel Scullion and Kerry Fullarton at VTEC training in Sydney in March 2015. More than 80% of trainees are being placed into jobs soon after their graduation, as Energy Skills Qld’s (ESQ) Vocational Training and Employment Centre’s (VTEC) program hones in on their target of creating 50 new jobs in the resources sector…Read More
More than 140 electricity supply industry representatives and stakeholders joined Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) at our A Changing Electricity Industry, A Changing Workforce 2015 Corporate Lunch on Friday 24 April. ESQ received a flood of interest in our suite of products, primarily around workforce planning. The Hon Yvette D’ath, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and…Read More