Plan to help Gladstone locals score jobs

THE PALASZCZUK Government is looking to partner eligible community organisations, local councils and school P&C or P&F associations to assist Gladstone job seekers improve their chances of finding work.

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Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher, is encouraging organisations to apply for funding through the latest round of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

"Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds projects that offer tailored support that prepares unemployed and underemployed people for the job opportunities that are in their area," Mr Butcher said.

"Organisations are encouraged to apply under five programs-Community Work Skills, Work Skills Traineeships, Get Set for Work, Ready for Work and Youth Skills-that offer different kinds of support ranging from nationally recognised training up to certificate III level, paid work placements, job preparation skills, case management and career advice."

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Organisations can visit training.qld.gov.au/sqw for further information including eligibility criteria, templates and guides. Applications will close October 20.

"The Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative is looking for projects that can assist young people, mature-age jobseekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, women re-entering the workforce and people from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds towards securing stable and meaningful jobs," Mr Butcher said.



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