In­creased fund­ing re­mote coun­cils

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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