Childers Chamber of Commerce president Troy Madle and CQUniversity Bachelor of Business student Gemma Civill.
Childers Chamber of Commerce president Troy Madle and CQUniversity Bachelor of Business student Gemma Civill.

CQU students attend chamber meeting

NO DOUBT Childers is growing - and CQUniversity is carrying out a renewed push for local graduates across a range of disciplines.

That's the message that CQUniversity took to the Childers Chamber of Commerce, when staff and students were invited to the chamber's recent general meeting on October 7 at the Isis Club. 

With more than 35 people in attendance, Associate Lecturer for the School of Business and Law Tim Whan spoke about the "excellent, committed" students living locally in Childers and the surrounding communities. 

Nearly 100 current students from Childers and surrounds study with CQUniversity, either travelling to Bundaberg for classes, or studying via distance education.

"CQUniversity is strongly committed to all the regional communities it serves, and works hard to link local students with local employers, through partnerships and via community events like this one," he said.

Tim also introduced local student Gemma Civill, who is completing her Bachelor of Business at the Bundaberg campus. 

Gemma, who completed secondary school with Isis District State High in 2013, paid tribute to the work of the chamber.

"After living in the community throughout high school, it is great to meet such supportive local business people helping the Childers district to grow and develop," she said.

At the meeting, Bundaberg Regional Council presented their Proposed Planning Scheme to help manage future land use and development in the Bundaberg region, and Tim Whan said it was great to see the chamber members discuss and provide comment on the plan.

The Regional Council invited anyone to make a submission about any aspect of the proposed planning scheme or to contact them if you have any suggestions. 

Should you have any questions about the proposed planning scheme then please contact the Bundaberg Regional Council's Strategic Planning Team on 1300 883 699.

As year 12s in Bundaberg and beyond gear up for their final exams, Tim said they should also be making plans for study in 2015.

Tim will be at the at the Bourbong Street Central Pavilion in Bundaberg on Saturday November 15, from 8.30am - 12.30pm to discuss opportunities for studying Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees with the School of Business and Law. 

Any people with questions about study at the Bundaberg campus of CQUniversity are encouraged to come along. 

Visit cqu.edu.au/bundaberg for more information about the courses and programs available in Bundaberg, and by Distance Education.



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