The state government had boosted funding for Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) to $80 million in 2018, an increase of $20 million. Skilling Queenslanders for Work supports important pathways for unemployed and underemployed people who are struggling to find secure jobs.
Since June 2015, more than 16,600 people have found jobs as a result of taking part in a Skilling Queenslanders for Work funded project or traineeship and the Palaszczuk Government is looking forward to supporting more people into the workforce through this latest round of projects.
Clayton Cook’s recruitment business TP Human Capital is currently recruiting 30 Traineeships for the Townsville City Council for a project funded by SQW. The closing date for applications is the 14th September 2018.
“these (SQW) projects assist people who are often disadvantaged in the jobs market like people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age people and women.”
“We know that different groups face different barriers when applying for work, so it’s important that projects can respond to individual people’s needs and that’s exactly what the City Council is doing”
“These projects help people take up new opportunities for economic participation and inclusion by supporting them to get the skills they need to get jobs in this area.” Mr Cook said.
Mr Cook said that the most recent statistics showed more than 62 per cent of people aged over 45 years, are women or who come from different cultural or language backgrounds go on to work or further study after completing a SQW project.
“Other groups that projects can aim to assist are young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and veterans or ex-service personnel,” he said.
These participants will complete a paid Work Skills Traineeship of 20 weeks duration while studying a Certificate I qualification in Conservation and Land management. “With the amount of upcoming infrastructure projects in the North Qld pipeline, these will be valuable skills and work experience to have” Mr Cook said.
Interested job seekers can find out more about this opportunity at www.tphumancapital.com.au/tcc-trainees , and to check the eligibility requirements.
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. Learn more about the programme here