The Regional Jobs Committees are part of our plan to work with all stakeholders to create more jobs, improve training pathways and drive economic activity across the state.

The committees are one of the key actions of the Skills for Queensland - Great training for quality jobs strategy which includes a strong focus on engagement and local leadership of skills and workforce challenges.

Since late 2019, 6 committees have been operating across the state in the following locations:

  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Fraser Coast
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • Redlands.

The committees will drive job growth in their regions and plan for the future by:

  • developing strategies that address local workforce and skills issues
  • identifying new skills and maximising local employment opportunities
  • providing regional industry advice to identify trends and opportunities in the local area
  • ensuring the local workforce has the skills needed to fill future jobs.

The Regional Jobs Committees are providing an opportunity for local stakeholders to work together to align regional skills and workforce development with local industry and employer needs.

The committees are bringing together local business, government, community leaders, training providers, industry representatives, high schools and unions to ensure training and employment solutions are more accurately aligned with local skills needs and economic activity to support regional jobs growth.

Additional Regional Jobs Committees will be formed across the state to add further input into biannual regional skills and jobs summits.

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Last updated 20 May 2021

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