An apprentice and trainee program that is aiming to help futureproof Queensland’s Isaac region skills and knowledge reserves has welcomed 11 new trainees.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor, Anne Baker said Council had onboarded 59 apprentices and trainees between 2017-2022, with a completion rate sitting at around 85%.
“This is a great opportunity for this group of vibrant individuals to pave their way as our Council delivers in a changing world,” Mayor Baker said.
“At Isaac Regional Council how we do that as a team and with our communities’ matter.”
The new employees will be based in various positions from compliance to community engagement and traditional trades such as plumbers and electricians in Moranbah, Dysart, and Clermont.
CEO, Jeff Stewart Harris PSM said Council’s mission was to pursue long-term sustainable futures for Isaac communities.
“Community focus, caring, teamwork and a positive work ethic will be the four values the 11 apprentices and trainees will be tasked with in going about their day-to-day work,” Mr Stewart-Harris said.
“We are committed to working safely and caring about the wellbeing of our people and communities.
“We believe that people matter, and Council officers have the opportunity to teach and mould our trainees and apprentices into exactly what we require so they become an integrated part of our organisation culture.”
Council’s 2023 Energise Your Career trainee and apprentice program is funded by the Queensland Government through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.