Skilling Queenslanders for Work

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The Queensland Government has announced that applications for the next round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work are now open.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Skilling Queenslanders for Work was a crucial part of her government’s ongoing plan to recover from the worldwide economic impact of COVID-19.

“This is a program which has helped, and will continue to help, workers to gain job-ready skills on community projects, and enter the labour market with confidence,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for jobseekers, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.

More than 70 per cent of participants find work, take on further training or return to school around 12 months after exiting a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.

Community-based not-for-profit organisations, local councils and school Parent and Friends or Parent and Citizens associations should check the eligibility requirements.

The closing date for the second round is 8 October 2020.

Join our Skilling Queenslanders for Work webinars

QCOSS will be holding webinars for community organisations to find out more about the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative and to help organisations with tips for applying for funding.

The All about Skilling Queenslanders for Work on Tuesday 1 September will provide an overview of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs and an update on the initiative.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work tender writing webinar series is a two-part webinar on Tuesday  8 and Tuesday 15 September. The webinars will provide tips on how to write your application, how to make your response stand out and handy checklists and resources to help with your funding applications.

Places are limited so register now.