Better job chances for indigenous

ACCESS to better job and training opportunities will be easier for indigenous people in Gympie through a new Queensland Government partnership program, which has just opened for first round applications.

Member for Gympie David Gibson said community and business organisations could partner with the government under the Indigenous Training Strategy to help meet the training needs of Indigenous people.

"Organisations can apply for funding of up to $400,000 under the strategy for programs to help participants complete nationally recognised training," he said.

"It funds organisations to deliver regional and community-based training projects which can help achieve meaningful and long-term employment and training outcomes for Indigenous participants."

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the four-year strategy was part of the reform of the vocational education and training sector.

Community-based organisations, registered training organisations and private companies with demonstrated experience in delivering training support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were eligible to submit projects.