Our challenges and opportunities Page ContentWe will meet our challenges to: Respond to a fast changing worldThe world around us is changing at an unprecedented pace and scale.Rethinking the way we approach education, learning, and working now and in the future will be essential for us to become more agile in a constantly changing environment. Reduce the impact of disadvantageAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, those living in the most disadvantaged locations, and children who are not proficient in English are more likely to experience developmental vulnerability.We will reduce the impact of disadvantage and vulnerability through targeted intervention, culturally appropriate services, and support for those who need it most. Prepare young people for the futurePreparing young people for the future is a challenge that is more complex now than it has ever been before.Inspiring children to be lifelong learners, and building resilience and critical thinking will be essential for young people to adapt to an uncertain future, and be prepared for jobs that do not exist yet. Provide for a diverse and growing populationProviding for a growing population expected to cluster in our major cities, while balancing support for the unique challenges facing those living, working and learning in rural and remote locations remains a challenge.We will continue to embrace all cultures, languages, abilities and identities for everyone to participate and prosper equally in Queensland’s future. Attract and develop a skilled workforceWith changing workforce expectations, the rise of innovative technologies and non-traditional ways of working, we are challenged to find new ways to adapt in the digital age.We are committed to building a diverse and capable workforce by attracting and supporting people from all backgrounds, experiences, cultures and identities. We will embrace opportunities to innovate through: Holistic and personalised approachesBy knowing our students and community well, and providing a personalised approach to their learning and development, we will support each and every child to achieve their full potential. Community and industry relationshipsThrough our strategies, we have an opportunity to foster stronger community, industry and government relationships and work closely together to improve student and community wellbeing. TechnologyWhether it be in the classroom or the workplace, technology provides opportunities to change the way we teach, learn and work, and is a tool to increase engagement, improve knowledge retention and encourage individual learning. Integrated place-based responsesIntegrated place-based responses allow us to respond to complex, interrelated or challenging issues such as disadvantage through collaborative efforts of community, stakeholders, industry and government. Evidence-informed decisionsUsing research and evidence-based decisions ensures we are informed in our approach and integrate new thinking and action into everyday practice.