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Funding success for Training

13th February 2017

13 February 2017


Last week (Thursday 9 February), the Queensland Government released statements to organisations who tendered for the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) program.

Help Enterprises is proud to announce repeated success in SQW funding, with this time receiving over $1 million for the delivery of programs to around 220 disadvantaged Queenslanders at locations across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Funding will enable HELP to design and deliver tailored programs for disadvantaged people by delivering nationally recognised skills and vocational qualifications, which includes access to experienced trainers and mentors, individualised wrap around support, building of soft skills and industry and employer exposure.

Help Employment & Training General Manager, Nunzia Confessore said “Yet again, this is a demonstration of the Government’s confidence in the work that we do with disadvantaged individuals through innovative programs that upskill and prepare people for work.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for many of our participants, with often a second chance at training so that they can be more job ready and develop stronger pathways into the employment market. Continued referrals play an important part in all of this,” said Ms Confessore.

The SQW programs are based upon skilling individuals through tailored learning, opening up employment and training pathways that lead to greater job prospects and building hope and resilience for the future of these individuals.

Since 2007, Help Employment & Training has successfully delivered SQW programs for disadvantaged and underutilised Queenslanders and continues to be a leader in the delivery of funded training initiatives.

Close to 10,000 employment outcomes were achieved through HELP during the last five years, with more than 3,000 employment partners. Training of 1,500 people in 2016 contributed significantly to these outcomes.

Established as a social enterprise employer of people with disability, HELP remains committed to playing a role in increased workforce participation and the overall performance of the Queensland economy through the delivery of nationally recognised skills and vocational qualifications.

Ms Confessore said “Our key objective is about skilling people to meet these local employment demands, placing people in meaningful and relevant jobs within their communities and offering ongoing support.”

Keep up to date with programs launching over the coming months at or phone Help Employment & Training on 1800 877 545 for more information.

media Contact:

JASMINE WRIGHT, Help Enterprises Marketing Officer - 07 3868 1765