Jobs Ready Program

What is it?
The federal government has delivered more than $4.7 million to be shared between five organisations across the Wide Bay. Fraser Coast Regional Council is one of them.

Under the Hervey Bay Jobs Ready Program, Council has developed two exciting programs.

Jobs Pathway Program

The "Jobs Pathway Program” is designed to upskill, build job readiness and provide intensive support to unemployed people aged 35 years and under.

  • The Jobs Pathway Program is a course that aims at enhancing job readiness with increased confidence and empowerment to help participants gain and retain jobs.

    IT'S FREE and runs for three weeks, three days per week in Hervey Bay on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9am – 2pm.  A light breakfast and lunch is provided.

    Participants can expect a varied schedule, including learning techniques in:

    • Increasing job seeking skills
    • Resume writing
    • Writing letters of application
    • Interview skills
    • Applying for jobs in person and online.

    The program has strong connections with local employers and the Fraser Coast Jobs Hub and can help familiarise participants with industries via site visits and guest speakers, as well as highlight career opportunities in the region.

    COURSE INFORMATION 
    Prior to signing up you are encouraged to attend an information session to obtain insight into the program.

    LOCATION: 1/65 Main Street, Pialba - Courses are limited to 20 participants each.

    2022 PROGRAM DATES

    Program number Information session date Program start date Program end date
    Job Pathway 1  already conducted 3 May 19 May
    Job Pathway 2 25 May - 10-11am and 1-2pm 31 May 16 June
    Job Pathway 3 22 June - 10-11am and 1-2pm 28 June 14 July
    Job Pathway 4 3 August - 10-11am and 1-2pm 9 August 25 August
    Job Pathway 5 31 August - 10-11am and 1-2pm 6 September 22 September
    Job Pathway 6 28 September - 10-11am and 1-2pm 4 October 20 October
    Job Pathway 7 26 October - 10-11am and 1-2pm 1 November 17 November
    Job Pathway 8 23 November - 10-11am and 1-2pm 29 November 15 December

    HOW TO SIGN UP
    Attend an information session or fill out the expression of interest form and submit via email:  jobs.hub@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
    For more information call the program managers Jordan on 0476 395 466 or Louise on 0447 404 782.

Business Manager Program

The “Business Manager Program” to assist business owners recruit and retain staff.

  • The Business Managers Program is designed to help business owners and managers work on their business, instead of in their business.

    The program will feature guest speakers sharing insights about effective staff recruitment and retention strategies and will provide opportunities to network and collaborate with other local businesses.

    The program is FREE and runs for four hours a day, one day a week over five weeks.

    Participants have the option of attending on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

    The first round will run from 2 August 2022 to 1 September 2022, with two additional rounds to be held in early 2023.

    LOCATION: 1/65 Main Street Pialba

    Limited spaces available!

    HOW TO SIGN UP
    Fill out the registration form and submit via email:  jobs.hub@frasercoast.qld.gov.au
    For more information call the program managers Jordan on 0476 395 466.

Fraser Coast Jobs Hub

Check out the Fraser Coast Jobs Hub!

If you are a local job seeker, you can sign up to the online portal for free to view local jobs and much more.

VISIT JOBS HUB