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$2m injection set to boost local construction skills


A multi-million dollar life line is being offered to businesses and tradies to boost their skills as the demand for housing soars.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) has announced a $2 million 'Training Plan' for Rockhampton.

CSQ CEO Brett Schimming says it's all about making sure there's enough skilled workers to keep projects moving.

"Rockhampton's building activity is off the charts," Mr Schimming says.

"It is an unprecedented amount of work driven by the large volume of housing approvals in the residential sector, a very significant body of projects."

CQS has estimated there will be nearly $6 billion worth of construction underway in Central Queensland over the next year.

Mr Schimming says it is vital workers continue to grow their skills to keep up with the housing demand.

“CSQ funded training is available for individuals and businesses of all sizes – from small mum and dad trade operators, to huge workforces like Rookwood Wier and Shoalwater Bay Military Training Facility,” Mr Schimming says.

CSQ report funding covers most costs of eligible training for workers and businesses in the construction industry.

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