The Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, which was axed under the Newman LNP Government, and reinstated by the Palaszczuk Government, provides funds for local community groups, in partnership with Registered Training Organisations, to train people and provide them with skills to help them enter the work force.
“The Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs, is one of the things I am most proud of delivering to our community.
“It is always great to hear about the many, many success stories coming out of local SQW programs.
“From the long term unemployed family of five who all secured work after completing the SQW training, to the young single mother, have all had their lives changed for the better through SQW.
“When I speak with the providers of the programs, they tell me that one of the best things that people get from SQW is not only the ability to look for and gain work, but also the confidence to do so.
“Since SQW was reinstated by the Palaszczuk Government more than 514 people have gotten a job through the program in Bancroft alone,” Mr Whiting said.
To June 2018 683 people have benefitted from one of 25 Skilling Queenslanders for Works programs in the Bancroft electorate.
The latest round of funding brings total SQW funds, since 2015 in the Bancroft Electorate to more than $7.16 million.
“The Deception Bay Community Youth Program will received more than $165 million in funding in this round to provide four programs, to assist 172 people.
“The Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre, and Movement TwentyTwo will receive $282,300 and $224,100 to assist 90 and 75 people respectively,” Mr Whiting said.