More than 200 projects funded under latest round of Skilling Queenslanders program

More than 200 projects funded under latest round of Skilling Queenslanders program

by Freya Lucas

July 31, 2020

Approximately 5000 Queenslanders are set to undertake the job training as part of the latest round of funding, with a number of early childhood education and care (ECEC) initiatives part of Skilling Queenslanders for Work.


More than 200 projects have been funded under the latest round of support, with Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman saying Skilling Queenslanders for Work has “a great track record for providing hands on, job ready skills and training to Queenslanders who need it most.” 


Since the program commenced five years ago, almost 31,000 people have found jobs, with Ms Fentiman keen to see the number grow. 


“This initiative is part of the Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan and will deliver real support to get people back in the workforce” she continued.


The $42 million funding for over 200 projects includes funding for organisations who were successful in receiving a share of the $10 million boost to the program to take on Work Skills trainees which was announced earlier this month.


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.


Seventy-three per cent of participants find work, take on further training or return to school around 12 months after exiting a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.


To learn more about how the program may support ECEC employers, please see here. Interested parties can also phone 1300 369 935 for more information.