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The Queensland Government's group training organisation pre-apprenticeship program provides a stepping stone to careers in construction, engineering and hospitality.

Up to 244 pre-apprentices will benefit from the latest round of the program that focuses on supporting women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in the workforce.

Eleven organisations across Queensland will share in $6 million in funding, including the Australian Training Works Group, which will support 22 First Nations people in Far North Queensland to complete their Certificate I in Construction.

Pictured are pre-apprentices Naysharn Noble and Ashlee Noble who worked with host employer Field Construct on facility upgrades in their home community of Yarrabah.

Naysharn and Ashlee have a keen interest in civil construction and are great role models for their community and other young women wanting to get into the construction industry.

The pre-apprenticeship program has been expanded under the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy.

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Last updated 23 December 2022

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