Gladstone benefits from new training organisations

THE process of becoming or employing an apprentice will be easier, now that three new apprenticeship centres have opened in Gladstone.

As part of a new Australian Government Porgramme, training organisations MRAEL Group and BUSY Group have won tenders to open offices in Gladstone, and will work alongside service provider MEGT.

Flynn MP Ken O'Dowd said the region would benefit from stronger job growth to the region.

"This programme will bring new employment opportunities to Central Queensland; it's something we can all be proud of and this initiative has my full support," Mr O'Dowd said.

Additional outreach services will also provide the full suite of support services using face-to-face communication, online technologies and phone calls.

"Providers will focus on delivering advice and support services tailored to the needs of employers and apprentices throughout the apprenticeship lifecycle," the member for Flynn explained.

There are currently 3,127 apprentices in Mr O'Dowd's electorate and he believes the new programme will make the process of becoming an employer or apprentice easier.

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