Pro­gram aims to skill peo­ple for jobs

Lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions re­ceive funds for training ini­tia­tive

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

UP to 82 job seek­ers across the Sandgate elec­torate will be able to ac­cess training pro­grams to help find work fol­low­ing the lat­est round of fund­ing un­der the Skilling Queens­lan­ders for Work (SQW) ini­tia­tive.

Mem­ber for Sandgate Stir­ling Hinchliffe said $761,200 had been al­lo­cated in this lat­est round, which would help lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions run training pro­gram to get peo­ple into jobs.

On Fri­day he joined SANDBAG CEO Alisa Hall and All About Liv­ing CEO Davis Worsnop, two or­gan­i­sa­tions to be awarded fund­ing for pro­grams, to in­spect work be­ing per­formed by SQW par­tic­i­pants.

“So far, more than 9000 Queens­lan­ders have gained jobs as a di­rect re­sult of Skilling Queens­lan­ders for Work,” Mr Hinchliffe said said.

“Our gov­ern­ment is fund­ing an­other three projects across the Sandgate elec­torate, which would help get more lo­cals into se­cure em­ploy­ment.”

Mr Hinchliffe also said that this round in­cluded new projects – Link­ing Skills to Com­mu­nity, The Car­ers Con­sor­tium and Build­ing our Com­mu­nity.

“Each project re­sponds to the needs of lo­cal job seek­ers and lo­cal em­ploy­ers to de­velop the skilled, job-ready work­ers needed to grow our econ­omy and ben­e­fit the wider com­mu­nity,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw or phone 1300 369 935.

Each project re­sponds to the needs of lo­cal job seek­ers and lo­cal em­ploy­ers. — Stir­ling Hinchliffe

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Stir­ling Hinchliffe MP met with All About Liv­ing CEO Davis Worsnop and SANDBAG CEO Alisa Hall to dis­cuss the Skilling Queens­lan­ders for Work pro­gram.

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