CCIQ in partnership with Jobs Queensland to support commitment to Queensland businesses

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and Jobs Queensland (JQ) are partnering to signify the commitment to supporting the Queensland small business community by: 

  • building workforce planning capabilities for small and medium-sized enterprises 
  • conducting joint research on digital readiness and the future of work for small business 
  • facilitating mentorship and advocacy between CCIQ and Jobs Queensland to support local Chambers of Commerce to encourage capability development in workforce planning. 

The activities under the statement of intent are currently underway and are expected to be completed mid-2022. The statement of intent was signed in October 2020.  

 

Building workforce planning capabilities 

Through this project, CCIQ and JQ will work to refine and contextualise the Workforce Planning Connect suite of resources to further build workforce planning capability within small and medium-sized enterprises across Queensland.  

Developed in partnership with CCIQ, JQ’s Workforce Planning Connect resources are designed to support small and medium-sized enterprises to undertake workforce planning, regardless of their knowledge or experience.   

 

Joint research 

CCIQ undertakes an annual Digital Readiness Study to gauge how ready businesses across Queensland are when it comes to incorporate technology as a core advantage. JQFuture work, future jobs research identified small business skills and capability development, including digital skills, as an important element to increasing small business productivity into the next decade.  

CCIQ and JQ will partner to undertake research based on findings from these two research projects,  identify key insights and further explore the digital divide between small and large businesses. The outcomes of this research will help inform priorities to support small business digital readiness and capability development. 

 

Mentorship and advocacy 

JQ will provide ongoing mentorship to CCIQ's Business Support Officers so they can best support uptake of effective workforce planning by small and medium sized employers across Queensland, including the promotion of the Workforce Planning Connect resources through local Chambers of Commerce. 

 

For details contact 1300 731 988.