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07/11/2014
High demand for NQ Teachers
James Cook University has highlighted the strong demand for teachers in the North Queensland region.

High demand for NQ Teachers

Professor Nola Alloway talks to local media at JCU’s Townsville campus

James Cook University has highlighted the strong demand for teachers in the North Queensland region.

At a media event at JCU’s Townsville campus, Dean of the College of Arts, Society & Education, Professor Nola Alloway said principals in the region regularly call JCU seeking teaching graduates.

“I often take calls from principals from northern Queensland schools asking to see the list of students who will be graduating, before they have actually graduated”, Professor Alloway said.

Professor Alloway said the latest edition of the Good Universities Guide reveals nearly 97% of JCU’s teaching graduates quickly found jobs after graduation.

“Last year, according to the Good Universities Guide, JCU had the most impressive uptake of graduate teachers in the country.”

“All bar 3.2% of JCU graduates were offered jobs within the first 4 months of completion. Now that’s five stars for employability,” Professor Alloway said.

The Federal Education Department has forecast that between 2010 and 2022 there will be a 45% increase in student enrolments in Queensland (325,000 students), the largest projected increase of all the states and territories.

For more information please contact:

Richard Davis

Head of Media and Communications, JCU

richard.davis@jcu.edu.au

(07) 4781 4822

0413 451 475