The latest round of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative is now open and local community organisations are encouraged to apply, said Chris Whiting MP.
Chris Whiting said Deception Bay organisations has an outstanding record for delivering Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) programs to assist people looking for the right opportunity.
“In our electorate, the Palaszczuk Government has put nearly $10 million into 40 projects that have put 907 locals into jobs and 149 locals into further training,” said Chris Whiting.
“Almost $24 million was allocated in the last round to support over 3200 Queenslanders to gain job-ready skills and training under SQW”
“SQW is turning around lives in our area.
“More than 28,000 Queenslanders had found jobs thanks to participating in a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project and we are looking for the next round of innovative projects.
“We know past participants who have gained a qualification through this program and gained the confidence they needed to get a job or a head start in their careers,” said Chris Whiting.
Eligible organisations have until Thursday 16 April 2020 to develop and submit their Skilling Queenslanders for Work project applications.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides hands on support and training for participants to gain work ready skills and a qualification, with more than 70% going on to get a job or further training once they graduate.
The Palaszczuk Government has committed more than $375 million to Skilling Queenslanders for Work to assist 63,071 people across the state.
For information and how to apply visit: www.qld.gov.au/skillingqueenslanders