The Queensland government has unveiled a new education initiative that may bolster Indigenous employment levels across the state.
Minister for education, training and employment John-Paul Langbroek invited the community to provide feedback on the new discussion paper that outlines details of a new Queensland Indigenous education action plan.
He commented: “I encourage anyone interested in improving outcomes for young Indigenous Queenslanders to read the discussion paper and submit their ideas.”
The agenda will help to improve the educational pathway of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland, boosting career opportunities as a result.
“The new action plan will cover the full spectrum of early childhood education and care, school education, training, tertiary education and employment,” Mr Langbroek explained.
The minister went on to say the release of the discussion paper is a major milestone in the state government’s approach to addressing the challenges experienced by Indigenous children and young people.
The paper focuses on elements including responsive services, successful transitions, engagement and partnerships, and workforce and leadership capacity.
Community organisations, individuals, industry members and service providers are all invited to have their say in the initiative.