Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

November 17, 2021

The latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding will include projects in four Indigenous communities, including Cherbourg.

The State Government announced the funding on Wednesday.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program was an important part of Queensland’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

“As we continue to grow our economy, investing in skills and training will help even more Queenslanders find the right job,” the Premier said.

“Since 2015, more than 40,300 Queenslanders have secured a job as a direct result of Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

“It’s one of the most successful programs of its kind in the country, which is why my government is permanently funding it with a commitment of $320 million over four years.

“The round will fund 279 new projects across the State, including in Cherbourg, Doomadgee, Napranum and Yarrabah.”

The next funding round will open for applications in February 2022 for projects to get under way from next July.

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