Liberal National Party Candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has called on Redlanders to take full advantage of the Federal Government’s JobTrainer support. This program provides free or low fee training places for job seekers and young people to upskill or reskill in areas of identified skills need.
The Federal Government’s JobTrainer program has now reached 300,000 enrolments across the country, with a $2 billion commitment now set to enable 463,000 course placements.
“My message to Redlanders is to consider a JobTrainer course if you are looking for a job or you aren’t sure whether to go to university or start an apprenticeship,” Mr Pike said.
“These courses have been selected to meet our current skills shortages and where we need to address Australia’s future skills requirements.”
“We already have 1,265 apprentices in the Redlands and these new measures will lead to more opportunities for apprentices and trainees.”
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s latest data has found that apprentice and trainee numbers continue to surge across Queensland, with commencements at their highest level since 2014.
“We’ve seen a remarkable increase in apprenticeship and trainee commencements in Queensland. They are up a staggering 63.4%, including 67,652 JobTrainer enrolments,” Mr Pike said.
“The figures demonstrate the ongoing strength of the Vocational Education and Training and TAFE system under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government.”
The most popular courses in Queensland under the JobTrainer program are: Certificate III in Individual Support, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Hospitality, Certificate II in Security Operations and Certificate III in Business.