New national data released this week showed the Palaszczuk Labor Government is failing to provide the training Queenslanders need.
LNP Shadow Training and Skills Development Minister, Fiona Simpson, said new data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research revealed that over 66,000 fewer Queenslanders were in some form of training in 2017.
“These figures show that the Palaszczuk Labor government is failing to provide the training opportunities Queenslanders need to get a job.
“When it comes to training and vocational education, Labor is all talk and no action.
“Figures show 66,470 fewer Queenslanders in some form of training and 715 fewer Queensland had completed any training.
“Labor comes up with glossy brochures and slogans but can’t hide the fact that the number of Queenslanders in training and completing training is going backwards on Labor’s watch.
“Youth unemployment is at crisis levels especially in regional Queensland where it’s over 20% in many coastal areas and over 60% in some outback areas.
“Disturbingly more Queenslanders than ever before are giving up looking for work under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.”
Over 66,000 fewer Queenslanders are in some form of training in 2017 compared to 2014.
- 20.9% decrease in Queenslanders in training from 2014 to 2017.
- 33.9% decrease in Queenslanders completing training from 2014 to 2017
- Almost 5% decrease in the number of Queensland starting training from 2014 to 2017.
- 56.7% decrease in Queenslanders receiving a Diploma qualification.