More cash for skills programs
NEW funding has been announced to help Townsville jobseekers.
The State Government announced yesterday it had allocated $ 2.2 million to the region in the latest round of funding to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
The program provides direct help to jobskeers who need support to gain the qualifications and skills needed to enter and stay in the workforce.
About 840 job seekers in Townsville and North Queensland will be able to access training programs to find work under the new funding.
Mundingburra MP Coralee O’Rourke said about 9000 people had gained jobs as a direct result of the initiative, including more than 400 from across North Queensland.
Thuringowa MP Aaron Harper said there were 17 other programs that would train people in individual support, business administration, hospitality, community services, allied health assistance and conservation and land management.
“These programs will spread right across the region, including Townsville, Ayr, Ingham and Bowen,” he said. “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.”
Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath said $ 33.9 million would be allocated as part of the latest round of funding under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.
FUNDING: Yvette D'Ath.