17 July, 2019 –
In total 211 community-based projects, delivered by not-for-profit organisations and local councils have been awarded over $43 million to provide nationally recognised training and job opportunities to 6,705 disadvantaged Queenslanders.
With their funding, MCC will be able to provide support across two projects: assisting culturally and linguistically diverse jobseekers to gain skills in the community services sector; and providing employment to migrants and refugees through business traineeships.
Life Church Brisbane’s project will support young job seekers (15-19) to gain a qualification so that they can enter the workforce or go on to further education and training.
These opportunities created by these projects provide pathways to long-term employment and a future.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work represents a commitment to increasing workforce participation, driving job growth and strengthening the performance ofour state’s economy by improving work opportunities for disadvantaged Queenslanders.
The initiative is made up of seven programs:
- Community Work Skills
- Work Skills Traineeships
- Get Set for Work
- Ready for Work
- Youth Skills
- First Start
- Work Start Incentives.
To find out more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw