Opportunities for apprenticeships in Queensland are set to receive a boost thanks to a series of jobs and skills expos earmarked for the state this year.
Federal minister employment participation Kate Ellis said 11 events will be held around the country over the coming nine months in a bid to bolster employment opportunities for Australians.
The Commonwealth initiative, announced today (February 22), said the exhibitions will help connect more people with jobs in 20 priority employment areas across the nation.
“We know these expos get results – we’ve held 69 across Australia, connecting more than 24,700 people up to employment and training opportunities,” Ms Ellis remarked.
“These expos are also great for local employers looking for staff – they create a one-stop-shop for jobs and training, bringing together job seekers, employers, employment services providers and training organisations all under one roof.”
With events planned in Bundaberg, Brisbane and Ipswich, Queensland job seekers are encouraged to attend the expos to find out more about training and employment opportunities in a range of different industries.
Federal minister for human services Kim Carr said the program is also a boon for local employers who are looking for both skilled and unskilled workers.