Five Bundaberg projects will receive a share in $1.8 million in funding from the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds training and support for unemployed or underemployed people.
Included in the funding next year was almost half a million dollars which will assist 20 people in the Salvation Army Queensland’s Construction Project in Bundaberg.
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said this was part of more than $31 million committed to assist 5247 people across the state.
The Queensland Government has committed more than $1.8 million from its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative to assist 272 people from Wide Bay.
“More than 46,600 people in the state have found jobs thanks to Skilling Queenslanders for Work and it’s great to see how these projects will help even more people,” Minister Farmer said.
“We know this initiative is life changing because 76 per cent of participants find work or take on further training around 12 months after exiting a Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.
“The initiative funds community-based organisations who tailor their programs to suit local conditions, understand where opportunities and local employer needs are.
“Tailored, local community-based support is offered to young people, mature-age job seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women re-entering the workforce, Australian Defence Force (ADF) veterans, recently released prisoners; and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”
Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects to be funded include:
- The Salvation Army Queensland’s Construction Project 2023 in Bundaberg, which will assist 20 people thanks to $443,800.
Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith said it was great to see five projects would receive funding in his electorate, allowing residents the opportunity to get into a variety of industries.
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.
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