THE future of regional businesses was on the agenda at a recent CSU Bathurst function.
The night was held to launch the university’s Bachelor of Business (Industry Professional Practice) course, but it was also a chance to look at the skills that will be needed in the regional workplace of the future.
CSU strategic projects officer Amber Marks said the university had brought industry professionals together “to better understand business and get a sense of any gaps in skill sets when hiring graduates” as it set about creating the course.
She said industry professionals, prospective future students and CSU staff attended the course launch.
NSW Business Chamber board director Ellie Brown was the keynote speaker.
On the panel were Advice Accountants owner Matt Sharwood and Narelle Stocks of not-for-profit organisation Veritas House, who spoke about the breadth of business functions that need to be covered when working in regional areas.
The new course will be delivered on campus in Bathurst from 2019.
Meanwhile, four CSU alumni offered an insight into life after university when the CSU Communications Ball was held recently.
Georgia Thompson, Issie Anderson, James Lemon and Justin Dorward all said they treasured their time in Bathurst.
The annual ball was held at Panthers Bathurst to celebrate and commemorate the nearly graduated communications and creative industries class of 2018.
The event was planned as a project for CCI300, a communications capstone subject, by final year communications students.
Claudia Boyce, Shannon O’Mara and Dominique Heyer-Wright put their heads together to organise the celebration.
The ball was established in 2017 and organisers have indicated they hope it can become an annual event hosted by graduating communications students, giving them the opportunity to showcase their previous years of study and hard work.
Organiser Shannon O’Mara said the event would not have been possible without local businesses’ support.
“The organisers would like to thank the School of Communications and Creative Industries, Posh Designs, Sweety’s Cake House, CSU Alumni, Panthers and The Quality Hotel, all of whom contributed to the success of the night,” she said.