Funding for locals to get job-ready skills and driver’s licence.

Bancroft community organisations can now apply for funding to assist locals gain job-ready skills under the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work, including assistance to gain a driver’s licence.

Chris Whiting MP, today announced the opening of the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work and encouraged local community groups to apply.

“Since the program was reinstated in 2015 by the Palaszczuk Labor Government, 500 locals now have work as a direct result of this successful program,” Chris Whiting said. 

“Skilling Queenslanders for Work is all about providing direct assistance to those Queenslanders that need extra support to enter and stay in the workforce.

“Our Skilling Queenslanders for Work program provides funding to community organisations to provide hands-on support to participants to help them to gain the skills and training they need to get a job and build a career.

“Under this latest round of application of the program, organisations can now apply for funding to provide valuable driver training to assist participants to gain independence and be able to drive to work.

“We expect to assist up to 2,500 Queenslanders to obtain a drivers licence through this new initiative with our investment of up to $1 million as part of this year’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program” said Chris Whiting.

 Eligible community organisations looking to support jobseekers in their area can visit the Skilling Queenslanders for Work applications portal at www.qld.gov.au/skillingqueenslanders for more information.

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