The Centre Beaudesert to host Scenic Rim Jobs and Skills Fest

JOBS: The free event aims to open doors to jobs and training opportunities.
JOBS: The free event aims to open doors to jobs and training opportunities.

Local employers and job seekers alike are being urged to participate in the inaugural Scenic Rim Jobs and Skills Fest to find out about local employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities.

The free event, which the Scenic Rim Regional Council is hosting on November 6, is council's first region-wide event to connect local job seekers with career paths in local industries.

Council said it would work with local businesses, schools and service providers to deliver the Jobs and Skills Fest with support from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said it was about strengthening local connections for the long-term benefit of both employers and employees.

"We've all heard the saying, 'a company is only as good as its people', and the Scenic Rim has a wealth of hard-working, high-calibre people who really just need to be connected with one another," he said.

"That is why we are taking the initiative to help facilitate those connections and support growth and relationships between all levels of government, business and the local community.

"This is about getting the right people in a room together. For any local businesses looking to forge new connections and bolster their workforce into the future and for anyone looking to upskill or pursue a career path locally, this is an opportunity not to be missed."

Cr Christensen said the event would include opportunities to speak with training providers, support services and employers about career pathways, subsidised training initiatives, courses, apprenticeships and traineeships.

He said businesses who wanted to have a presence at the Jobs and Skills Fest (at no expense) should contact Regional Skills Investment Strategy Project Coordinator Mitch Ryan on 0438 861 960 or email mitch.r@scenicrim.qld.gov.au by 31 October.

The Scenic Rim Jobs and Skills Fest 2019 will go from 10am to 12.30pm Wednesday, November 6 at The Centre in Beaudesert.

To register for this free event, visit ivvy.com.au/event/scenicrim