Local Jobs Program (Wivenhoe)

Council Region
Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim & Somerset
Main Features
Local Job Creation
About This Project

As part of supporting Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government’s Local Jobs Program (LJP) brings together expertise, resources and access to funding at the local level to accelerate reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways in the Wivenhoe Employment Region.

Local Knowledge

Recognising the importance of local knowledge in getting people back into jobs quickly, the LJP includes the following key elements in each region:

  • a local Employment Facilitator
  • a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce a Local Jobs Plan
  • a Local Recovery Fund to support small scale activities
  • access to the National Priority Funding Pool.
  • Features

    Negotiate and co-design pre-employment preparation programs to address the current mismatch between the job requirements of employers/industries with vacancies they are unable to fill and the skillsets, experience and work behaviours of people on the Wivenhoe Employment Services Provider caseloads.

    Collaborate with all relevant levels of Government and private sector contractors to identify future major projects and ensure that associated social impact commitments are met through skills development in the current and future workforce. Mobilise the Employment Services Provider network and other stakeholders, including schools, to develop effective employment pathways that align with these major projects and emerging jobs in sectors such as advanced manufacturing.

    Collaborate with key regional stakeholders, including the three levels of Government, to address barriers to employment resulting from a lack of viable “transport to work” options within and across the Region. This will include strategies around driver’s licensing.

    Promote the engagement and retention of Australian Apprenticeships (including Traineeships) to align with projected skills shortages, including areas of future demand in the Region, and connect with appropriate sources of candidates including the Employment Services Providers and pathways from local High Schools.


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