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A GCIT (Gold Coast Institute of TAFE) Sound Production graduate has secured his ideal job with the City of Gold Coast as Head Audio, Visual and Lighting Technician.

Adam Harris now is in charge of the sound and lighting for a variety of performances including live band nights and theatre productions across the Gold Coasts six community centres.

Mr Harris said his new role is something he has wanted to get into for a long time and his studies at GCIT provided him with the industry relevant skills to secure his ideal job.

“The skills I learnt at GCIT are extremely useful and I was able to immediately apply them across various applications within my new role,” said Harris.

“The facilities at the Coomera campus are state-of-the-art and I was able to gain experience using industry standard equipment such as recording studios which is fantastic as I am now
responsible for the operation of the recording studios at some of the centres.”

The Diploma of Sound Production students develop skills and experience through various practical tasks, based on real workplace projects including recording sessions and live events.

GCIT Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Devine, said that it’s excellent to see when students successfully gain employment in their field of study after recently graduating.

“Our most recent graduate destination survey indicated that 79 per cent of GCIT graduates were employed three months after completing their course,” said Devine.

“It’s great that Adam is already utilising his skills in a job that he was aiming for prior to commencing his studies, I wish all the best in his new role.” 

“Our aim at GCIT is to create a skilled and educated workforce on the Gold Coast to generate job security and to ensure the growth and development of the region.”

Mr Devine said GCIT takes pride in delivery industry relevant training and providing cutting-edge equipment which puts their students ahead of the rest in the job market upon graduation.

GCIT's current Diploma of Sound Production and Diploma of Music students will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in these community facilities with Mr Harris to obtain real world skills while studying.