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CQUni and Bundaberg Regional Council make upskilling trainees their business

Published:05 June 2019

Seven Bundaberg Regional Council trainees were recently inducted into a CQUni Certificate III in Business Administration course, as part of a wider Trainee and Apprenticeship program aimed at giving young Bundaberg locals a head start.

CQUniversity is helping Bundaberg Regional Council find its trainees new career pathways with a Certificate III in Business Administration training partnership.

Seven of the Council’s trainees were recently inducted into the course, as part of a wider Trainee and Apprenticeship program aimed at giving young Bundaberg locals a head start.

CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor Wide Bay Burnett Region Luke Sinclair said the Bundaberg Regional Council should be commended for providing employment and training opportunities for its staff.

“This is a fantastic initiative for the trainees involved and shows that Bundaberg Regional Council is leading by example by providing employment and training opportunities in the region,” he said.

“It’s also great to further showcase the excellent partnership CQUniversity and Bundaberg Regional Council have in this region which is helping the community.

“And as I’ve said previously, education changes lives and these traineeship opportunities will help change their lives and the people around them.”

Bundaberg Regional Council Governance portfolio spokesperson Cr Helen Blackburn said as one of the region’s largest employers Council was committed to providing work experience opportunities.

“This year council will recruit a total of 22 trainees across a range of departments, demonstrating its commitment to upskilling our young people and helping them to find career pathways,” Cr Blackburn said.

“Our trainees will gain workplace skills in a range of study areas including business administration, horticulture, information technology, civil construction, individual support, multimedia and community services.

“It has been highly rewarding to partner with CQUniversity to allow seven of our new trainees to undertake a Cert III in Business Administration.”

The council trainee positions are supported by Federal Government Youth Jobs Path funding and the State Government First Start Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.