Gold Coast TAFE students design
TRANSPORT and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson congratulated Kelsey Ingram and Sue Paul at Ashmore campus while inspecting drawings of their design for GoldLinQ tram drivers and operational staff.
"It is pleasing to see these students make the shortlist out of 11 local designs," Mr Emerson said.
"Kelsey and Sue and some professional industry work wear providers each have a good chance of their names being weaved into the history of Queensland's first light rail project.
"Regardless of the outcome Kelsey and Sue can be justifiably proud of their designs making the short list.
"This is another unique example of the local opportunities being created by the light rail project."
The TAFE students completed their designs in pairs as part of their semester course work.
GoldLinQ operations partner KDR Gold Coast provided the brief to students and industry professionals which included the colours, comfort and budget to create a uniform staff could wear with pride.
KDR Gold Coast Managing Director Vivienne King said short listing the designs came down to matching the brief.
"All the uniforms designs we received were of a professional standard and it certainly made our decision a difficult one," Ms King said.
"However, it has been wonderful to have to consider so many good uniform ideas and I think the Gold Coast staff who will wear the final choice will be excited with the one we choose."
The 11 design ranges must be whittled down to one for tram drivers, line officers, customer service officers, maintenance workers and other operational staff.
Of the 120 operations staff, 101 are expected to wear a uniform from April 2013.