Almost $1 million has been injected into the Queensland employment sector – launching more people into jobs created by the lucrative resource industry.
State education, training and employment minister John-Paul Langbroek and federal minister for skills senator Chris Evans last month announced a joint funding agreement for an Industry Workforce Connect coordinator program, enabling the recruitment of two new Queensland job coordinators.
“The two new coordinators will help Queensland workers find and secure jobs in the state’s rapidly growing industries – especially in remote areas,” Mr Evans explained.
“These appointments will benefit Queensland workers, major Queensland resource and infrastructure projects, as well as the state economy.”
The two new coordinators, based in Gold Coast and the Wide Bay-Burnett region, will form the Workforce Connect coordinator program, designed to capitalise on the resource-rich state’s employment opportunities.
Mr Evans said the new personnel would recruit, train and launch suitable employees into jobs on major construction, mining and infrastructure projects.
Training avenues forming part of the scheme are likely to comprise of a range of education programs including mining apprenticeships and traineeships in Queensland. For skilled and semi-skilled workers various job boards including our own BUSY At Work website, regularly advertise positions in regional areas.
Mr Langbroek said the new initiative would address the state’s skills shortage, maximising the benefits and opportunities created by the state’s booming resource sector.
“These coordinators will help boost two of these pillars by linking job seekers with employment and training opportunities in the resource and construction sectors,” Mr Langbroek explained.