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Free training program to continue for the long term unemployed due to renewed funding

Caboolture based community group has secured continued funding to offer Certificate II in Retail courses to those struggling to gain skills to help them get into or return to the job market in the Moreton Bay area. Courses will begin in early April and potential students can apply now.

Better Together is proud to be part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work project which is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland government. Under the recently announced Skilling Queenslanders for Work funding round outcomes, the government is investing $30.6 million in 161 projects that will assist up to 4881 disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Better Together’s Better Outcomes program was recognised as the best Community Training Initiative in the state for 2017.

Program coordinator, Pearl Hall said, “Winning the award was a huge honour and it recognises the supportive partnership we have with our registered training organisation, Foot in the Door Training. We are looking forward to supporting 60 participants over the next 12 months.”

Amie Storer, Better Together manager went on to say, “This program is especially beneficial to those struggling to find employment due to barriers and may need to complete further study to find employment.”

Better Outcomes participants will continue to have loyal and dedicated support including professional development workshops that address vital job ready skills such as:

  • cover letter writing

  • interview preparation

  • resume writing

  • knowing your strengths and developing your personal brand etc

The program also supports the participants in addressing any personal issues and barriers which may have impacted on them finding employment in the past such as housing issues, paperwork anxiety, lack of confidence etc.

Better Together’s goal is to empower unemployed community members with a qualification and in doing so, offer local businesses highly skilled employees who are ready to work.

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