Funds to train jobless

FUNDING for a range of training programs in the Bundaberg region to help jobseekers improve their skills has been announced by the State Government.

Employment, Skills and Mining Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said grants from the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative would fund projects offering paid work placements, accredited training, job preparation courses and literacy and numeracy support to develop the skills of people struggling to find work.

One of the projects to be funded will see Skill Centred Queensland in Bundaberg receive more than $61,000 to provide job preparation support and some accredited training to 20 jobseekers.

Participants will earn a construction industry White Card and a forklift ticket.

Sue Burke, administration and placement officer for training at Skill Centred Queensland in Bundaberg, said there had already been a lot of interest in the course from jobseekers.



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