Council training the city’s next generation of workers

Date published: 22 March 2019

Townsville City Council is showing its commitment to providing jobs, experience and training for locals as it welcomes 30 new apprentices and trainees.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said she was proud to provide these job opportunities to locals through the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

“Not only is this is our largest intake ever under Queensland Government’s First Start funding, but Council received the largest allocation of this funding of any local government in Queensland,” Cr Hill said.

“Council is committed to improving front-line services while providing opportunities for the city’s young job seekers.”

Acting Minister for Training and Skills Development Mark Ryan said the program is assisting Queenslanders who have struggled to get a job, to gain the skills to find work and build a career.

“Skilling Queenslanders for Work is delivering fantastic results for young Queenslanders to get the job ready skills and training they need for a bright future,” Mr Ryan said.

“Townsville City Council have been doing great work with local apprentices and trainees while assisting the Palaszczuk Government with their commitment to providing jobs for Queenslanders.”

Cr Hill said the new recruits will play a crucial role in the future of Council and the broader community.

“These 30 apprentices and trainees have started their careers in many areas of our organisation from Water and Waste, Construction and Maintenance to Business Services and our libraries,” Cr Hill said.

“Council is providing these men and women with the opportunity to get the training they need to build a successful career while boosting the local economy and creating jobs for locals.

“These programs are training the next generation to secure the skills we need for our city’s future workforce.”