Increased funding remote councils
THE State Government has invested $3 million to extend for indigenous communities a successful training program in partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman met with Indigenous mayors in Brisbane said a three-year extension to the program was due to its high success.
“The Capacity Building for Remote Indigenous Communities program gives indigenous Queenslanders the opportunity to gain the skills and training they need to find work and build a successful career,” Ms Fentiman said.
“Since August 2015 we have invested $1 million each year to work with 16 Indigenous councils, plus six councils with high indigenous populations and due to its success, we extended this partnership for another three years to 2021.”
Almost 1700 Queenslanders have gained a qualification due to the investment and with more than 90 per cent of participants to gain employment.