Skilling Queensland for Work rolls out across the Nudgee Electorate
Over 100 job seekers in the local area will be supported with work-skills training as the Palaszczuk Government rolls out its Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.
Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said four organisations in or serving the Nudgee electorate were successful in the first round of funding allocations under the revamped program.
The Nundah Activity Centre Inc, MDA Ltd, Help Enterprises and the Community Living Association will share in almost $645,000 to provide new training placements.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to developing jobs now and jobs for the future,” she said.
“Labor’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program will help people into training so they can better access paid employment.
“Under the program, people in the Nudgee area will be able to access skills and qualifications in a number of areas and industries such as Aged Care.”
“Skilling Queenslanders for Work puts communities in the driving seat through a partnership with government to grow local employment opportunities, encourage greater social inclusion and assist people needing extra support to enter the workforce.
“The initiative is specifically tailored for local programs that support young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age jobseekers, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and long-term unemployed people to find a path into work.
“This is all about giving people the right skills and getting them into jobs.”
Applicants who were not successful in the first round of funding will be able to apply for the next funding round opening later this year.
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