Skills training for Emerald

YOUNG people in Emerald will be the first to take advantage of a cross-industry training program to open career pathways into the mining and agricultural sectors.

Government skills agencies are joining forces with mining and agricultural peak bodies to give jobseekers the opportunity to learn practical entry-level skills for the booming jobs market in regional Queensland.

Under the Regional Agriculture and Mining Industry Training Project, 15 young Emerald residents will be teamed up with local training providers and businesses to obtain qualifications relevant to local industries, including Certificate Two Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation, Certificate Two Rural Operations, BMA generic mining inductions and structured work placement.

Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy director Roger Atkins said the initiative would provide jobseekers with entry-level skills to gain employment in their own communities.


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