BUILDING JOBS IN TOWNSVILLE

 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 we are currently reviewing the project scope in consultation with our Steering Committee and the Australian Government.

This project offers an opportunity to transition jobseekers into entry level civil construction industry jobs to meet current and expected demand over the next 2 years of confirmed projects. A missing link in engaging more locals on major projects is the timely and detailed information on skills needs.

Key elements and stakeholders in the jobs pipeline will be brought together through consultations, events and a range of communications to address the construction skills mismatch.

Outcomes will include job ready and employment outcomes as well as the development of closer relationships between employers, HR practitioners, training organisations and government service providers that will enhance the opportunities for future collaboration on developing the pipeline of skills.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Recognising that some regions face challenges in terms of employment opportunities and growth, the Australian Government has introduced the Regional Employment Trials Program (RETP) in 10 disadvantaged regions. Although Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland (RDA) has already been a key facilitator in the active support and promotion of the RETP in its region, on 3 March 2020, RDA was successful in securing funding to participate and deliver the Building Jobs in Townsville project.

This project offers an opportunity to transition job-seekers into entry level civil construction industry jobs to meet current and expected demand over the next 2 years’ of confirmed projects. The missing link in engaging more locals on major projects is the timely and detailed information on skills needs. Key elements and stakeholders in the jobs pipeline will be brought together through consultations, events and a range of communications to address the construction skills mismatch.

This project has three key components to link market knowledge, employment service providers and job-seekers who demonstrate an interest in entering the civil construction sector.

  1. Addressing the knowledge gap
  2. Addressing the work readiness skills gap
  3. Connecting for employment outcomes

Project outcomes include job ready and employment outcomes as well as the development of closer relationships between employers, HR practitioners, training organisations and government service providers that will enhance the opportunities for future collaboration on developing the pipeline of skills.

To be learn more about this project, please contact Ms Janny Stacey, Project Manager via email: