19 October 2017 –
The Palaszczuk Government has expanded its successful First Start program and is now calling on eligible not-for-profit community organisations to apply for $20,000 subsidies for trainees.
$2.5 million will be available through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative to employ 125 trainees through the program.
First Start helps jobseekers by providing 12 months of paid employment, and a chance to develop their workplace experience while earning a nationally recognised qualification.
First Start has already been hugely successful in councils across the state, with 900 places funded since 2015.
These traineeships are a fantastic opportunity for organisations to develop workers with the skills they need in their team to deliver better services and support in their communities.
Participants can work and study in a range of fields including business administration, community services, early childhood education and care, hospitality, retail, horticulture and many others.
For further information visit www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw or call 1300 369 935.