Sunshine Coast Council focuses on job creation
Published Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at 12:53pm
The Sunshine Coast will focus on job creation
Supporting employment growth and creating new jobs in Queensland are among the main focuses of the Sunshine Coast Council following the publication of new census data last week (June 21).
According to Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson, census data has an important role to play when it comes to local infrastructure planning, as well as regional transportation, land use and other facilities.
"The figures will also help our partners in the education and training sector to provide and prepare current and future generations for work and study here on the coast," Jamieson said.
He added that the figures, which provide a regional snapshot including details such as income, education, ethnicity, age, education and employment trends, will also drive the decisions surrounding job opportunities, growth and development in the years ahead.
Jamieson's latest remarks complement the new Vocational Education and Training Bill, which was passed into law in Queensland last week.
The bill will streamline Queensland's registered training organisations, which will subsequently report to the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
According to John-Paul Langbroek, the state's minister for education, training and employment, the move is part of broader plans to drive Queensland's unemployment rate down to four per cent.