Skilling Queenslanders Skills Moreton Bay to Work

1,060 Queenslanders in the Moreton Bay Region have a job thanks to Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

 

They are part of the 115,000 jobs created since the election of the Palaszczuk Government in January 2015 State Member for Murrumba Chris Whiting said today.

 

“Locally 1,669 people have gone through a Skilling Queenslanders program, with 1,060 going on to work and 381 have gone back to school or on to further training,”

 

“In Moreton Bay the Palaszczuk Government has invested over $16 million under Skilling Queenslanders for Work for a total 77projects that has helped people into the workforce, and to go onto further training,”

 

“These results reaffirms the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to re-establish Skilling Queenslanders for Work, which Tim Nicholls cut as the Newman LNP Government’s Treasurer in 2012,”

 

“The Newman-Nicholls LNP Government cut Skilling Queenslanders for Work despite a report by Deloitte finding that for every dollar invested in the program, it generated nearly eight dollars in return.” Mr Whiting said.

 

Mr Whiting said community projects under Skilling Queenslanders for Work in Moreton Bay are helping give support to people who are facing barriers.

 

“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $173.4 million across Queensland under this initiative, which assists job seekers through training and paid apprenticeships,” Mr Whiting said.

 

Mr Whiting said it was great that Skilling Queenslanders for Work was making a real difference to people’s lives.

 

“Through these programs, jobseekers are developing their skills that will ultimately help them stand out during the job application process and make a good start when they get an opportunity.

 

“Locally in Deception Bay I recently met a family of 5 long term jobseekers, who had all found work after completing a Skilling Queenslanders program,”

 

“It is wonderful to see Skilling Queenslanders for Work is producing fantastic outcomes for people in Deception Bay and across the state.” Mr Whiting said.

 

For further information visit www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw or call 1300 369 935.

 

Link to the 2012 Deloitte analysis of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program that was provided to the Newman-Nicholls LNP Government: https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/economics/articles/evaluation-skilling-queenslanders-for-work-program.html

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