$2.7 million for the Region’s Job-Seekers

South-West Queensland and Darling Downs projects will receive $2.73 million in the latest round of funding from the State Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Work Skills TraineeshipsMinister for Training and Skills, Yvette D’Ath, says 327 more places had been allocated to local job-seekers, with 19 new local projects being funded.

“Among the new regional projects are 100 paid Work Skills Traineeships providing employment and training in business, conservation and land management, or construction in Charleville and Roma, Toowoomba, Dalby and Stanthorpe.”

Four other projects for young people will offer nationally recognized training in rural operations, business, engineering or vocational pathways, or provide support to develop work and life skills.

Other funded projects will provide nationally recognized training in community services and early childhood education and care, as well as offering additional support in language, literacy and numeracy.

The Minister says employers should also remember that if they recruit someone who has completed a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project and employs them as an apprentice or trainee, the business may be eligible for the $10,000 Work Start incentive.