Skilling Queenslanders for work supporting Nudgee jobseekers

Communities in Nudgee will have access to training opportunities that boost their job prospects thanks to the second round of funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

Nudgee MP Leanne Linard said 20 people from the local area will be supported into training pathways through a total of $348,300 granted to a community-based not-for-profit organisation in round two of the scheme.

Ms Linard said the funding windfall will support job seekers to boost their skill set with quality training opportunities and improve their employment prospects.

“I am delighted to announce this funding on behalf of Kurbingui Youth Development and job seekers who live in the Nudgee electorate,” Ms Linard said.

“The Palaszczuk Government reinstated this vital initiative last year after it was axed by the former LNP government.

“This fantastic scheme puts communities in partnership with government to grow local employment opportunities, encourage greater social inclusion and assist people who need extra support to enter the workforce.”

Background:

The recipient of funding in the Nudgee electorate in round two of Skilling Queenslanders for Work is:

  • Kurbingui Youth Development Ltd will assist 20 people to deliver the Community Work Skills Program (Cert I in Business, Cert I in Construction) – $348,300.

More than 5900 people across Queensland will be supported by more than $30 million injected into community groups in round two to fund skill development, training and job opportunities for unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged people.

Work Start incentives offer a one-off financial incentive of $2000 to private sector employers if they employ a Queenslander who has participated in a SQW project in a traineeship or apprenticeship.

The next SQW funding round is open for applications. Interested organisations are encouraged to visit www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw for further information or contact their local DET regional office. Applications will close on 7 April 2016.

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