Prior to starting his new role as the CEO of Study Gold Coast, Alfred was the Director of Business Development at TAFE Queensland and spent five and a half years developing great industry relationships and partnerships with the likes of Gold Coast Health, Advance Queensland, the 2018 Gold Coast Organising Committee and many more. He has a very strong understanding of both national and international education policies both at a federal and state government level.
Alfred was instrumental in researching and negotiating TAFE Queensland’s Tier 1 Sponsorship for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which included training the 15,000 volunteers for the 2018 Games. He was a member of the volunteer advisory committee and contributed across a range of fields to the Commonwealth Games and the community. More recently, Alfred secured additional funding to continue the legacy of the Games by supporting over 280 volunteers to gain recognition of their skills and attain a national qualification.
Holding a Bachelor of Business Management and qualifications in education, Alfred’s leadership and entrepreneurial skills has allowed him to develop and implement a national ‘Payment Gateway’ to support a scholarship fund that has supported over 2,000 state wide scholarships to students. These scholarships are offered state-wide and have supported students from various backgrounds to start a new career path.
“I feel it is extremely important to manage and promote the Gold Coast as both an educational and an employment destination to inspire students to choose our city as a preferred location for study not just leisure. As education is one of the major drivers of the Gold Coast economy, it is important that we support this industry to grow” – Mr. Alfred Slogrove