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The Whitsunday Region is perfectly placed for employment opportunities thanks to investment in skills

Posted: 5th Dec

Whitsunday Regional Council is supporting our local Agriculture, Mining and Tourism industries to ensure there is a supply of skilled local people.

Council is working with the Queensland Government to deliver the ‘Skilling the Whitsundays’ Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) project, which aims to identify training and skills gaps and connect local people to local training opportunities.

One of the key objectives of the Project is to identify available and emerging jobs in the three pillar industries and the skills needed for those roles.

Council’s RSIS Project Coordinator, Ry Collins, has been actively engaging with the Agriculture, Mining and Tourism sectors to train the workers needed to grow our local economy and workforce of the future. He thinks now is a great time to take advantage of training opportunities in the region to secure employment in our key sectors.

“We have been working closely with our local industry over the past two years to promote local training opportunities.”

“This has led to recent investment into an Aquaculture training facility by the State Government at the Bowen and Cannonvale TAFE’s.” 

“With Australia’s largest prawn farm located just outside of Proserpine, there is a need to have a skilled workforce ready to fill over 100 positions every year.”

“We think this presents a great opportunity for local’s to upskill at the Bowen and Cannonvale TAFE’s to be ready for employment in this sector.”

For further information, please contact Council on 1300 WRC QLD (972 753) to speak with the RSIS Project Coordinator.

The Skilling the Whitsundays RSIS project is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

For further information on the Regional Skills Investment Strategy visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/employers/funding/rsis