TRAINING in conservation management, hospitality and construction skills are among the projects that have been funded in the Redlands through the Queensland government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.
Redlands MP Kim Richards said one recipient, Running Wild Youth Conservation’s Paddock to People program had received $827,000.
The project focused on skills in conservation management and hospitality.
The Bay Islands Community Centre received $277,700 funded to deliver construction skills and $57,100 for Career Employment Australia programs delivering Certificates in Individual Support and Health Support Services.
Ms Richards said dozens of people would benefit from the $1 million investment in Redlands.
She said Skilling Queenslanders for Work invested in local projects and local people to support local employers, local jobs and the state’s economy.
“Each project aims to develop the skills and understanding people need to find jobs our communities,” Ms Richards said.
“Most also offer an opportunity to study for a nationally recognised qualification, up to certificate III level that open doors to new career paths for participants.”
“They include young jobseekers just starting out, older people retraining for new career opportunities, as well as parents looking to get back into the workforce and other jobseekers who can improve their employment prospects with some tailored support and training.”
Skills Development Minister Shannon Fentiman said more than $34.7 million had been invested in 156 projects statewide in the latest round of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
“We know that some Queenslanders are struggling to find the right opportunity and that’s what makes Skilling Queenslanders for Work so successful,” Ms Fentiman said.
“Across the state, more than 20,000 Queenslanders have found work as a direct result of participating in a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project since July 2015.”
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through skills and training programs.
For information visit training.qld.gov.au/sqw or call 1300 369 935.
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