DISCO CEO Mike Paton has announced two new programs commencing in the coming months to assist young people who may be unemployed and require specific training or career development support to take the next step toward a job and the commencement of a career.
Queensland State Government funding under the recently re-introduced ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative will see financial support for two programs – ‘Ready for Work’ and ‘Get Set for Work’ to be delivered by DISCO.
Mr Paton confirmed that the ‘Ready for Work’ program would assist 95 youth in Toowoomba, Oakey and Dalby by providing support to assist clients into specific employment positions. ‘Get Set for Work’, which will commence in early 2016, will be delivered in Toowoomba and Dalby and support 60 young people with training, personal development and employment support activities.
Mr Paton highlighted the high level of youth unemployment not just in Toowoomba but across Australia meant that support was required now to take action to address a local youth unemployment percentage well above 10%.
“I acknowledge and thank the Queensland Government for committing to their election promise by getting funds on the ground quickly so local community groups like ours can get to work and help youth to move forward into employment.” Mr Paton said.
DISCO is now encouraging young people to register for assistance and possible support.
For more information on the programs and how youth will be supported contact DISCO on (07) 4632 9065 or CLICK HERE
To learn more about the range of Skilling Queenslanders for Work Programs visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/community-organisations/funded-programs/index.html