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Speak to us about gaining up to $20,000 for employing one of our trainees with Youth Boost or Back to Work funding. The Skilling Queenslanders for Work - Community Work Skills Initiative connects skilled workers with employment whilst providing practical training. 

The Queensland Government provides targeted investment through a number of different vocational education and training investment programs to assist industry and employers train and upskill their current and future workforce.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Employers have the opportunity to support and participate in local training projects as well as access from $10,000 to $20,000 Work Start incentives for employing an eligible participant in a traineeship.

Incentives are available for employers who recruit Queensland job seekers as part of the Queensland Government's Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiatives. Employers also have the opportunity to support and participate in local Skilling Queenslanders for Work training projects designed to equip job seekers with the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.

For more information contact the GEA for more details. ph: 4972 9060 or email: business@gea.asn.au

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Work Skills Traineeship 

Work Skills Traineeships provide paid employment opportunities to disadvantaged Queenslanders while at the same time funding projects that leave a visible and long lasting impact on social infrastructure in a local community.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds training and support for unemployed or underemployed people, with a focus on young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age jobseekers, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

GEA deliver a number of Skilling Queenslanders for Work progames throughout the year through our Work Skills Traineeship Program which focuses on assisting people who are unemployed to connect into employment and offer them a chance to reskill for a new occupation.Through programs like the SQW programs and the continuous professional development that’s offered, GEA are working towards our vision of building a highly skilled and capable workforce in Central Queensland.

36 trainees started the SQW traineeship program in April, 2019. The 36 trainees work within Business, Construction and Conservation and Land Management with the next program expected to be announced in August/September 2019.  Applications through SEEK.  A notification will be announced through this webpage and on the GEA Facebook page.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.  Funding of $10,000 to $20,000 is available under the Queensland Government’s Back to Work initiative with payments made directly to the employer of an eligible employee. 

For more information please call the GEA on 4972 9060 or email business@gea.asn.au

Latest News: GEA trainee-ship program one of the most sought after initiatives in central Queensland.

Picture: GEA Skilling Queenslanders for Work 2019 trainees.

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