By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
GLADSTONE's local major industries are trying to arrest the skills shortages that are hampering local production.
Three of these indus-tries under focus are NRG, Queensland Alumina Ltd (QAL), and the Central Queensland Ports Authority (CQPA).
These industries have undertaken to train young men and women with vital and necessary skills that will give them training for a lifetime.
Part of this training will involve attending the Gladstone College of TAFE to learn about safety, the correct use of hand and power tools and manual handling techniques.
There was also a high volume of applicants for these prestigious positions making the selection process very exhausting.
With Gladstone's industry on the increase, these welcome additions will play an important role to help Gladstone's economic and skill development progress.
Each industry had the applicants go through a thorough selection process before choosing the successful applicants.