35 extra trainees to help with Townsville’s recovery effort

Date published: 2 May 2019

Townsville City Council has successfully secured funding to hire 35 additional trainees to assist with the city’s recovery following the unprecedented monsoon.

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Work Skills program under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council is continuing to provide job opportunities to the community.

“Council is committed to creating jobs and providing employment and training opportunities for locals,” Cr Hill said.

“By offering these traineeships to the community, we are investing in the next generation of workers in our city and ensuring they can contribute to the future of Townsville.”

Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said the additional trainees will make a positive impact on the region’s recovery.

“It’s fantastic to see that in partnership with Townsville City Council, the Skilling Queenslanders for Work trainees have already been working to assist the Townsville region as they recover from the devastating floods,” Ms Fentiman said.

“We all want to see this fantastic effort build momentum and kickstart long-term growth for the region.

“Continuing to support skills development and employment opportunities throughout the region will be an important part of that growth.”

Local Recovery and Resilience Group Chair Deputy Mayor Les Walker said these trainees will play a pivotal role in the city’s recovery throughout the rest of the year.

“There is a large amount of recovery works needed across Townsville following the unprecedented monsoon,” Cr Walker said.

“These trainees will play a crucial role in rebuilding our city to be resilient and stronger than before.”