Despite Queensland's strong economic and employment growth, for some groups of people, there
are still barriers preventing them from getting into the workforce. The aims of the Skilling
Queenslanders for Work initiative are to give these jobseekers employment and training assistance
that is customised to meet their individual needs, and to meet the demands of the labour market
for a skilled workforce.
SQW will deliver Job Preparation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australian South Sea Islanders, who are long-term unemployed, employed 25 hours per week or less, older jobseekers aged 45 years and over, young people aged 15-24, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, ex-offenders and people with low levels of literacy and numeracy in Cairns over a one year period.
These services will include the LifeSkills course, coaching in work readiness and personal mentoring as the partcipant transitions from unemployment and/or disadvantage towards a secure workplace and home environment.
Key tools areas:
Pathway Plan - As soon as a participant is registered into the project she/he will participate in a needs analysis and employment/training assessment. She/he will then be linked with an experienced mentor, who will work with the participant on her/his Pathway Plan. The plan will include lifeskills, mentoring and other short courses and workshops requested by the participant and approved by the project coordinator.
A Mentor will remain the guide and reference person for the participant throughout her/his time in the project, so that the Pathway Plan can be updated and adapted as necessary and the participant's progress tracked and supported.
Participants will remain in the project for a period of between 3 and 6 months, so as to give each person a solid foundation for success in achieveing her/his desired outcomes: a secure job or further training leading to employment.
Nintiringanyi’s Award winning LifeSkills™ program has been designed to further the aims of the
Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. This course has been a proven initiative to help &
encourage those wishing to further their skills & training which ultimately leads to long-term
Our Lifeskills training package has been designed in such a way, we will provide some insight on individual strengths & skills.
We will help recognise and strengthen them. Personal challenges will also be identified—these will be turned into strengths.