Websites highlight education and training courses across Qld

QUEENSLANDERS seeking extra skills will have access from today to two new websites highlighting hundreds of education and training courses across the state.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek, talking exclusively to APN Newsdesk, said the Queensland Skills Gateway website and the myApprenticeship online portal would give those living in regional centres greater access training and education courses on offer.

"This is all about removing as many barriers as we can so Queenslanders get the skills they need to get real jobs, building a brighter future for workers and their families," he said.

"For the first time ever, people can search all vocational education and training courses available in Queensland and the training providers that deliver them on the one website.

"The Queensland Skills Gateway is an easy to use one-stop-shop, so people can quickly research details on career pathways, including training locations, course availability and the level of government funding."

Mr Langbroek said the myApprenticeship online portal would benefit Queensland's 80,000 apprentices and trainees.

"The website will enable apprentices and trainees to conveniently and securely view information and complete a range of tasks related to their apprenticeship or traineeship," he said.

"This includes updating contact information, accessing training contract details and viewing their training results.

"This benefits not only Queensland apprentices and trainees, but their employers and registered training organisations, streamlining processes and leading to greater efficiency."

Mr Langbroek said the online developments supported the government's Vocational Education and Training Investment Plan which involves $615 million invested in training programs to address skills shortages and boost productivity across the state.