Skilling 32,000 Queenslanders for Work
The ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative has assisted 32,800 people into training and jobs.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said more than 73 per cent of people who completed one of the projects funded through the initiative in 2016 had reached a positive outcome – found a job, taken on further training or returned to school.
The Queensland Government committed $80 million this financial year to ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ with an extension for another two years into 2020-21.
The survey of ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ participants who exited a project in 2016 also found the top five industries snapping up Skilling Queenslanders for Work participants are health care and social assistance, accommodation and food services, retail, construction and manufacturing.
‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ funds skills development, training and job opportunities for unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.
Applications to deliver projects through ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’s’ second funding round for 2018–19 are open now until 5pm Thursday 27th September.
For further information, visit www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw or call 1300 369 935.