Facilitator sought for new Maryborough Industry Training Hub

Applications are being sought in Maryborough for a Career Facilitator to help connect senior secondary school students with local industries and jobs in demand as part of a new Industry Training Hub.

The Morrison Government has released a Request for Tender for the Maryborough Industry Training Hub.

Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien said once established, the Training Hub would help strengthen partnerships between local schools, industries and employers, and ensure that vocational education and training is a first-choice option.

“Our local Training Hub will have a dedicated Career Facilitator to be an on-the-ground presence in Wide Bay communities, creating stronger links between schools and local industry,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I encourage individuals and organisations with relevant experience who want to assist senior high school students to build skills and enter the workforce to take this opportunity to apply and make a difference.”

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $50.6 million to trial Training Hubs in 10 regions across Australia with high youth unemployment, targeting Year 11 and Year 12 students. Guided by a Career Facilitator, they will develop skills and learn about local in-demand occupations.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said improving opportunities for young people was a priority of the Australian Government.

“The new Training Hub will help tackle youth unemployment in Maryborough by working with, and encouraging Year 11 and 12 students, to build skills and choose occupations in demand in their region,” Minister Cash said.

“We want senior secondary school students to be well-placed to find employment when they leave school.”

The Training Hubs were announced as part of the Government’s $585 million Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package, designed to strengthen the vocational education and skills (VET) sector.

For information on the Request for Tender, visit the AusTender website, https://www.tenders.gov.au/Atm/Show/d46c61b8-bd7c-439a-93d3-0de823527042

More information on the Industry Training Hubs is available at www.dese.gov.au/ith