Gold Coast Health has taken out Griffith Business School’s award for Outstanding Industry Partner for 2018.
Gold Coast Health has taken out Griffith Business School’s award for Outstanding Industry Partner for 2018. The award was announced at the School’s Annual Gala Dinner held recently at the Hilton Brisbane.
In 2018, the School introduced an Outstanding Industry Partner of the Year Award to annually recognise our sustained and strategic partnership with an organisation that embodies our values and helps enable us to achieve our mission.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant presented the award to Ian Langdon, Chair of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board.
“On behalf of Gold Coast Health I am really pleased to accept this award,” Dr Langdon said. He went on to thank people who had made the remarkable partnership possible including the Co-ordinator of Work Integrated Learning Programs Lynlea Small, and the Chair of the Consumer Advisory Group Joan Carlini. He also went on to praise those who work so hard organising and overseeing the activity that has made the internships and partnership so successful.
“I want to highlight that within Gold Coast Health, it’s not myself, it’s not even the executives… it’s the middle-level managers that actually find the products and then supervise the students.
“Industry partnerships end up with a win, win, win: a win for the students, a win for the University and a win for Gold Coast Health,” he said.
Griffith Business School’s partnership with Gold Coast Health has been running since 2014 and has resulted in more than 30 students completing internships within various areas of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Langdon had previously been the foundational Dean of Business at the Gold Coast campus, and he knew when he became Chair of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board he wanted to get students involved in internships in a business capacity.
“Initially the projects were all in finance, but now it goes into the legal and human relations area, marketing, communications… there have even been one or two working within the Foundation in the creative marketing area on branding and so on.
Langdon said the impact of the industry partnership has seen students bring new ideas into the Hospital, as well as giving the students hands-on experience they can take back to their study lives and future careers.