$1.4m to assist Murrumba job seekers
Up to 343 job seekers in Murrumba will be able to access training programs to help find work, under the newest round of funding under the successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Programme.
Member for Murrumba Mr Chris Whiting MP said $1.4m had been allocated for 7 projects to help local organisations run job programs.
“SQW has already put 354 locals into jobs and training and 100’s more will be getting up each day to go to work because of this program,” Chris Whiting said.
“So far, more than 9,000 Queenslanders have gained jobs as a direct result of Skilling Queenslanders for Work.
Member for Murrumba Mr Chris Whiting MP said this round included new projects that Help Enterprises Limited; Movement Twentytwo Inc; Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre Incorporated; Challenge Employment & Training Limited and Deception Bay Community Youth Programs Assoc Inc would deliver in the region.
“Each project responds to the needs of local job seekers and local employers to develop the skilled, job ready workers needed to grow our economy and benefit the wider community,” Chris Whiting said.
Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath said a total $33.9 million had been allocated across the state as part of the latest round of funding under Skilling Queenslanders for Work.
“This funding will go to 191 projects to assist 7,125 job seekers who are struggling to find secure and long term employment and put them on the right path to training and ultimately into jobs,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“Today we are also announcing that applications for the next round of funding are now open.
“To date, we have invested $168.9 million to help train those who are unemployed or underemployed, young people, mature-age job seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
“So far across Queensland we have seen 14,121 people complete a training program under Skilling Queenslanders for Work. Of those, 64 per cent, or 9,026 have gained employment, 2,288 have gone onto further training and 345 have returned to school.
“These figures prove that this program is working and is making a real difference to people’s lives.”
Organisations can apply for the next round of funding online: www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw.