Each year the Business Liaison Association extends an invitation to various industry experts who travel to Cairns to speak with students from schools throughout the region (Cairns, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast).
These inspirational speakers are from a wide range of professions - law, authors, architecture, engineering, design and arts, science, STEM, as well as young and upcoming entrepreneurs. The guest presenters targeted are generally nationally acclaimed and 'young' e.g National Young Engineer of the Year.
These high profile young people act as role models and inspire our students to strive and achieve.
The Business Liaison Association also hosts events such as Breakfast with The Law, and the Young Entrepreneur's Breakfast with the guest speaker from the program. Students and teachers from the region's schools are invited to attend and join in lively discussions on a selected topic.
To expose students in rural and regional areas to high profile guest speakers and presenters who can enhance skills and learnings that would otherwise be difficult for them to access (due to location).
This year an important focus will be 'high profile role models' for Indigenous Students.