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Whitsunday Regional Council has welcomed seven new trainees to its Bowen, Cannonvale,Collinsville and Proserpine operations this week.
Acting Chief Executive Officer Barry Omundson said that Council provides an excellent trainingground for young people entering the workplace as well as first-hand exposure to a variety ofcareer pathways.
“As part of its broader Working Queensland jobs plan, the Queensland Government reinstated the highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative and First Start program, which has allowed Council to obtain funding to recruit seven trainees,” Mr Omundson said.
“We are pleased to be able to provide the new trainees with an opportunity to gain invaluableworkplace experience in our organisation, while working towards completing a TAFE certificate and receiving a nationally recognised qualification,” he said.
The trainees will formally commence in their new roles on Wednesday, 16 March and will work four days a week at Council and attend TAFE classes one day a week.
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