Skilling Queenslanders for Work
Through $1.3 million of funding from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, PCYC Queensland supports the highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative to help improve the skills, employment opportunities and social inclusion of disadvantaged young Queenslanders.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.
PCYC Queensland delivers three of the seven programs that form the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative including Community Foundation Skills, Get Set for Work and Ready for Work programs at several clubs across the state.
Community Foundation Skills
Community Foundation Skills offers assistance to young people aged 15 and above with low-level language, literacy, numeracy and digital (LLND) skills. This program will equip young people with the knowledge and confidence to participate successfully in a modern knowledge economy.
Participants under Community Foundation Skills can be enrolled in nationally recognised foundation skills qualifications, or appropriate non-accredited foundation skills preparatory courses that provide an essential pathway to further education and work.
Get Set for Work
Get Set for Work aims to provide disengaged young people aged 15-19 years with nationally recognised training, combined with integrated learning support measures and foundation skills that will enable them to successfully transition to employment and/or further education and training.
PCYC Queensland is funded to deliver the Get Set for Work program at seven locations, providing Certificates I and II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.
- PCYC Beenleigh
- PCYC Burdekin
- PCYC Caboolture
- PCYC Capricorn Coast
- PCYC Upper Ross
- PCYC Caboolture
- PCYC Hervey Bay
- PCYC Nerang
- PCYC Townsville
Ready for Work
Ready for Work is a short program of up to 6-8 weeks, primarily targeting young people aged 15 years and over to transition into the workforce by providing them with the practical skills they need to successfully find work.
Ready for Work programs, similar to Community Work Skills programs, provide job search assistance and training such as resume preparation and writing, job interview skills, job search advice, networking opportunities and employability skills.