Conservation Skills for the Bundaberg Workforce
IMPACT are gearing up to take on 10 new trainees through a newly funded Australian Government’s Skilling for the Bundaberg Workforce - Work Skills Conservation Projects. The traineeship program will provide paid employment opportunities to locals; while at the same time enhancing conservation areas that leave a visible and long-lasting impact in our local community.
IMPACT’s Chief Executive Tanya O’Shea said this is a great opportunity for people and our community. “Nothing beats hands-on practical experience when it comes to building your skills base and this is exactly what these traineeships will offer,” she said. “Not only will participants gain real-life work skills and a qualification, but they’ll develop fundamental work principles, build networks, and help the environment in our local area. IMPACT has demonstrated experience in delivering this type of program and gaining the opportunity to do it again is fantastic.”
The 2016 community projects for Bundaberg will include restoration of the Hummock Scenic Reserve Boardwalk, improved beach access and environmental rejuvenation at Theodolite Creek, revegetation at Maureen Schmidt Reserve and repairs to infrastructure at Avondale Reserve.
Through the 22 week paid traineeship participants will gain a nationally recognised qualification for a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management, which will enhance their education portfolio. Eligibility does apply, but anyone over the age of 15 is encouraged to apply.
Bundaberg Workforce - Work Skills Conservation Projects is being delivered under the Australian Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work programs.