Learning pathway to a brighter future

By: yourtown 28 Oct Blog, BoysTown

A new partnership will assist young people at risk to reengage in education and provide training as a route to full-time work.

SKILLING FOR WORK

Under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) agreement, Ipswich City Council (ICC) will provide facilities, project materials and work while we provide trained staff and mentors.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was pleased the council could make office and training space available in the former caretaker’s house in Queens Park.

“This is a tremendous win-win for everyone involved. Importantly, young people who have disengaged from schooling now have the chance to reengage and gain real-world skills to increase their prospects for future employment.

"Education and training is the greatest gift we can give our young people."

The new Queens Park site, generously provided by the ICC, will provide an excellent base for SQW and other programs aimed at engaging young people in education, training or work.

More than 150 local young people will benefit from the work skills and mentoring support provided by our team of youth workers, trainers and volunteer mentors. John Perry, BoysTown General Manager - Employment, Education and Training

In addition, this partnership includes traineeships where 24 young people will benefit from paid work in conservation and landcare projects in places like White Rock Estate, Ric Natrass Park and Kholo Gardens.

For more information about the program, contact our Kingston office on 07 3387 8800.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

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