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QLD invests $30m for future energy workforce

ARENA funding

The Queensland (QLD) government has announced the Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap, detailing $30 million in investments to create a workforce ready for the energy transition.

According to the roadmap, in demand areas include electrical trades, engineering, construction and technicians.

Developed in consultation with over 90 stakeholder groups across QLD, the roadmap details initiatives where funding will be utilised.

This includes piloting of mobile regional energy jobs hubs across the Queensland Renewable Energy Zone regions, a skills academy, an expansion to the Gateway to Industry Schools program to cover a renewable energy focus and many more.

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the roadmap will be significant in helping deliver the state’s energy transition.

“The Clean Energy Workforce Roadmap will further expand renewable energy training into more than 30 schools for 2,000 students across Queensland,” she said.

“That includes establishing school to industry partnerships so that our young people can have the opportunity to have access to good paying and secure jobs in the regions they are living in.

“The plan also expands on work to provide new skills for existing workers including a Future Energy Innovation and Training Hub in Rockhampton.”

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