Tucked away on Station Road in Logan Central, ADRA Community Centre Logan Central is kicking lots of employment goals with their training of students through the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQ4W) Program.   

Last week, several students graduated from their courses and celebrated at the Logan Central Community Centre with family and guests.

Students of all ages and backgrounds participate in the courses which give level entry qualifications (Cert I) to work in restaurants, cafes, and hotels – an area with a shortage of workers since the start of the pandemic. 

ADRA partners with First Choice College on the program and has a flexible learning programs that works with people of all abilities. These courses have a great record for graduates gaining employment at the completion of their works. 

In fact, some employers are lining up to take ADRA graduates ahead of their course completion because they need motivated skilled people to help keep their businesses serving locals. 

“A job means providing for yourself and your loved ones,” said Cr Teresa Lane who attended the graduation.

“This program which started in 2007 has helped thousands of local jobseekers gain qualifications in emerging jobs and employment areas of need like hospitality, aged care, disability care, RSA, construction, land management and retail,” she said.

For anyone looking to get job ready or to find out more about Skilling Queenslanders for Work, visit www.desbt.qld.gov.au

Photo – Sam Loteru, Manager ADRA Congratulating Graduates. 

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