Carmen Auer is Chair of the School Business Community Partnership Broker Program National Network and manager for the Gold Coast region. Carmen’s Partnership Broker role involves facilitating sustainable, effective partnerships linking education, industry, and the wider community to support school to work transitions for young people. Carmen has had involvement in youth school to work transitions and career development since 2003 and managed the previous Coalition Government’s Local Community Partnership and Youth Pathways programs. Her career background includes education, industry management and post graduate studies in career development. Carmen is currently a Professional member of Career Development Association of Australia and a registered member of the Queensland College of Teachers.