Program aims to skill people for jobs
Local organisations receive funds for training initiative
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
Stirling Hinchliffe MP met with All About Living CEO Davis Worsnop and SANDBAG CEO Alisa Hall to discuss the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.