UPSKILLING FOR THE FUTURE
With the coronavirus continuing to impact economies around the world, the 2021–22 Budget includes funding to support required skills and abilities and continue job creation.
The Budget includes an investment of $320 million over 4 years, and $80 million each year ongoing, for the flagship Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
Up to 15,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders each year will benefit from targeted Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs designed to equip jobseekers with the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.
INVESTING IN EDUCATION
$17.3 million has been allocated in 2021–22 to link industry and local high schools to provide students with pathways into rewarding careers and confidently transition into the world of work under the government’s Local Schools Local Jobs commitment.