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Local Recovery Funds

A Local Recovery Fund is available in the Gold Coast region for projects that meet the priorities identified in the Local Jobs Plan.

Projects will be identified for funding through periodic Request for Proposals (RFP).

Please contact your local Employment Facilitator for information about the Local Recovery Fund and to discuss project proposals.

Approved Activities

Activity Name Organisation Partnering Employment Services Provider Description
Building Blokes Mentoring Program The Trustee for Top Blokes Foundation APM Employment Services This activity includes a mentoring and employment pathway project run by the Top Blokes Foundation on the Gold Coast. An intensive support program including workshops and mentoring over a 12 week period will engage a minimum of 60 young men to help address social barriers and connect them with pathways to secure employment.
Hospitality in the Scenic Rim Toowoomba Regional Group Apprenticeship Company Pty Limited t/as DGT Employment and Training TURSA Training and Employment  This activity includes a training and employment project for job seekers in partnership with Cedar Creek Lodge. The activity, run by DGT Employment and Training, will reskill, and support the employment of job seekers, including through traineeships and apprenticeships, into the Hospitality sector in the Gold Coast Employment Region.
Cutting the Turf Toowoomba Regional Group Apprenticeship Company Pty Limited t/as DGT Employment and Training TURSA Training and Employment This activity includes a training and employment project for job seekers in partnership with Australian Lawn Concepts. The activity, run by DGT Employment and Training, will reskill, and support the employment of job seekers, including through traineeships and apprenticeships, into the agricultural and turf industries in the Gold Coast Employment Region.
Everything Suarve’s Big Brother Program Everything Suarve ETC Limited The activity involves providing intensive pre−employment support to improve the work readiness of young people and skilling young people for local jobs in construction. The activity will deliver training and mentoring to support them to complete accredited training and work placement and secure employment and or further education in the Gold Coast Employment Region.
Gold Coast and Wivenhoe Cleaning Industry Initiative Springmount Services Pty Ltd Sarina Russo Job Access The activity is designed to meet cleaning industry labour needs in the Gold Coast and Wivenhoe Employment Regions. It will see a minimum of 50 job seekers referred to the activity who will be provided with job readiness support, pre-employment skills and accredited training and referred to entry-level or supervisory role vacancies in the cleaning industry.
Marine Industry Work Readiness and Mentoring Program HELP Enterprises Limited HELP Enterprises Limited This activity involves supporting up to 31 job seekers to complete skills training and receive marine industry mentoring during a vocational placement and initial post-employment period with Riviera Austral on the Gold Coast.
Barbering Pre-Employment Program Enterprise & Training Company Limited Enterprise & Training Company Limited The activity involves a pre-employment program to upskill and reskill up to 40 eligible job seekers within the barbering industry in the Gold Coast Employment Region. It will deliver 4 weeks of pre-employment training to job seekers and support them to engage in immersive training and employment with local barbering services in the region.

For further information on the activity, please contact the Employment Facilitator or the organisation.

Local Jobs Plan

Gold Coast Local Jobs Plan

Employment Facilitator

Jodi Brackenbury
Gold Coast Employment Facilitator
0474 774 007
Jodi.Brackenbury@localjobsprogram.org.au 

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Gold Coast

Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce

Representative Organisation Stakeholder Group
Jodi Brackenbury (Chair) Gold Coast Employment Facilitator Employment Facilitator
Estella Rodighiero RDA Gold Coast Regional Development Australia
Dr Jill Gray Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training State Government
Tracey Dear MEGT Employer/Apprenticeship Support
Natalie Palelei BLCW (Boosting the Local Care Workforce) Health and Community Services Industry
Sussanah Stearman City of Gold Coast Council Local Government
Jennine Tax Study Gold Coast Education and Training
Sharon Heincen Nortec Employment Service Provider
Carmen Auer Gen-Z Employment Employment Service Provider
Kim Watson Prestige Staffing Solutions Training/Labour Hire