SCOTT STEWART MP
Member for Townsville
22 February 2017
Townsville organisations can now apply for 2017-18 Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding
Member for Townsville, Scott Stewart MP and the Palaszczuk Government is calling on Townsville organisations to apply for the next round of funding that will help local job-seekers get the training they need to be employed.
Mr Stewart said the Government was now welcoming applications for the next round of funding under the Skilling Queenslander’s for Work program.
“Community organisations are now able to apply for funding that will help them conduct community-based projects that will train job-seekers and ultimately help them gain employment,” Mr Stewart said.
“Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.
“More than 13,633 Queenslanders have taken part in the program since it was reinstated by the Palaszczuk Government.”
Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath said applications were now welcome for projects that will get underway in the 2017-18 financial year.
“The projects focus on the needs of the local community and build on the skills of young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, mature-age job-seekers, women re-entering the workforce and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” Mrs D’Ath said.
Community organisations, local councils and community associations are encouraged to visit www.training.qld.gov.au for more information, including eligibility and assessment criteria.
Applications will close on Thursday 6 April.