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Skilling Queenslanders for Work opens for funding applications

10 Feb 2018

The Palaszczuk Government’s successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative will open the latest round on Monday February 5.

Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said this initiative is a great way for organisations to deliver programs to assist people looking for the right opportunity.

“Skilling Queenslanders for Work is producing fantastic results around the state and we are honouring our election commitment to boost its budget to $80 million in 2018–19 and extending the initiative to 2020–21 with a further $160 million,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Our investment in programs like this is a great example of the Palaszczuk Government’s focus on jobs, with more than 13,000 Queenslanders getting into work because of Skilling Queenslanders for Work”.

I encourage any interested organisations to head to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work portal at www.training.qld.gov.au to find out how you can be a part of this outstanding initiative,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

Community-based, not-for-profit organisations can apply online. Eligible organisations have until 5pm on Thursday 12 April to develop and submit their Skilling Queenslanders for Work project applications.

The Palaszczuk Government has committed more than $205 million to Skilling Queenslanders for Work to assist 40,412 people across the state, with projects running here in the South East all the way to the Torres Strait and Western Queensland since reinstating it in 2015.

Minister for Training and Skill, Shannon Fentiman said that “investment in programs like Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a great example of the Palaszczuk Government’s focus on jobs, with more than 13,000 Queenslanders getting into work because of the program”.
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.

For further information contact Stirling Hinchliffe’s electorate office on 3639 9100 or via email: Sandgate@parliament.qld.gov.au