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Queensland’s $30 million investment to build a skilled clean energy workforce

In a move to bolster Queensland's clean energy workforce, the Queensland Government has unveiled the Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap, designed to drive job creation and advance gender equality in the energy sector.

Big Build unveils $40M Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre at Eagle Farm TAFE

The Queensland Government is pioneering workforce training for the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the launch of the $40 million Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Centre at Eagle Farm TAFE, an initiative under the Big Build project.

Manufacturing sector among target industries in Qld’s new workforce program

The Queensland Government is launching a new program dubbed "Grow Your Own" to bolster the manufacturing and workforce industries in the Cairns region.

Nominations open for Qld’s Women in Manufacturing Apprentice Awards 2024

The Queensland Government has unveiled the Women in Manufacturing Apprentice Awards during Manufacturing Month in a push to recognise the state’s leading female apprentices who demonstrate strong leadership skills in their workplace.

Queensland workforce to benefit from micro-credentialing funding boost

The Palaszczuk Government announced that Cairns is set to reap the benefits of 17 statewide projects receiving grants of up to $250,000 each to provide critical skills development for existing workers and jobseekers in Queensland. 

Queensland’s employment forecasted to grow significantly by 2025-26

The Anticipating Future Skills Series from Jobs Queensland has released four headline employment forecasts for the five-year period 2025-26, estimating total employment of nearly three million, an increase of 207,000 new jobs.

Queensland unveils $80m initiative aimed at supporting 15000 job seekers

The Palaszczuk Government has approved the first $40 million in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, which focuses on young people and will help up to 15,000 disadvantaged Queensland job seekers over the next 12 months.

Rural, remote councils receive $3m to bolster local workforce

The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) will receive $3 million over three years to implement a new Rural and Remote Capacity Building Project to address workforce challenges such as labour shortages and employee retention in rural and remote locations.

Queensland seeks comments on new VET Strategy to meet skills demand

The Queensland government has launched a discussion paper to inform the development of the state’s new Vocational Education and Training (VET) Strategy, which will drive the state’s annual $1.2 billion investment in skills and training. 

Qantas picks Queensland’s Aviation Australia to intensify engineering training

The Qantas Group Engineering Academy has selected the Queensland Government’s Aviation Australia to train up to 300 aircraft engineers a year in Brisbane and Melbourne, creating a talent pipeline to meet the aviation industry's rapid growth and boosting the state's economy.

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