Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development and Minister for Youth Justice
The Honourable Di Farmer

  • The Cairns maritime/marine sector is one of four key Queensland regional sectors to receive more funding support by the Palaszczuk Government to help with the implementation of locally focused and led workforce planning initiatives.
  • The Queensland Government – through Jobs Queensland – is partnering with regional industries and communities to develop workforce plans and action-based initiatives through a new ‘Grow Your Own’ program.
  • The program’s budget is $4.5 million over three years.

The Palaszczuk Government’s new Grow Your Own program will support the delivery of comprehensive workforce plans in Cairns to ensure key industries in the region remain competitive – with ready-access to suitable training programs to attract new workers and upskill existing workers.

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