Big Local Jobs Boost thanks to Skilling Queenslanders for Work

13 December 2023

Bundamba job seekers are the big winners in the latest funding round of the hugely successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work program with $733,500 to support local job seekers into new skills and jobs.

State Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said this is a huge boost for local job seekers.  

“Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a proven program that gets people into work.

“Participants are able to earn while they learn and graduate with recognised qualifications ready to go into a good job.

“There is dignity in work. Labor brought this program back after the LNP cut it, and since then it has helped over 5600 Ipswich locals into work.

“I’m proud of our community and proud to be part of a government that understands the importance and value of supporting locals into work. Together, we can achieve great things.”

Local programs that have been awarded funding in the second Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round for 2023-2024 include:

  • Tracking for Employment Ipswich (Energy Skills Queensland)
  • Manufacturing Futures West-Side (Ipswich YUPI program Inc)
  • We Care ForYou – Ipswich/ Collingwood Park (Ipswich YUPI program Inc)
  • Move into Warehousing and Load Shifting (Ipswich YUPI program Inc)
  • Get Set For Work Redbank Plains (yourtown).

This will assist over 200 locals into work through retraining, upskilling, real-world experience and job readiness skills acquisition.  

Organisations will support participants to gain employment in a range of industries from rail infrastructure, to community services, manufacturing, construction, food processing, logistics and hospitality.  

Statewide, this funding round will train up to 7000 disadvantaged job seekers thanks to a $51.7 million investment.