ORGANISATIONS in Wright are being encouraged to apply for funding and pitch in ideas to help parents avoid long-term unemployment in Logan under a new federally funded program.
Wright MP Scott Buchholz on Thursday announced Logan was one of 10 regions nationwide which would benefit from the ParentsNext program.
The program, which starts April 4, will help parents with young children plan for future employment.
Mr Buchholz encouraged organisations to apply for funding under the new projects-based program and put forward ideas to help parents avoid long-term unemployment.
“This will be a great opportunity for those whose time is consumed rearing young children to get some help with that important next step of finding a job once their kids are ready for school,” he said.
“I urge local organisations to make an application and get involved with this important program aimed at reducing intergenerational unemployment and welfare dependency.”
Employment Minister Senator Michaelia Cash said ParentsNext was a new way to engage parents with young children and help them prepare for employment.
Through the program, parents will be connected to local services like TAFEs, secondary schools, training providers and employment services to help them update their qualifications and skills and prepare them for work.
The Department of Employment will host an information session for potential applicants at 10am, January 14 at Rydges, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane.
Applications close 5pm, February 3.
For more information or to apply visit www.employment.gov.au/employment-services-procurement-information or phone the Wright electorate office on 5541 0150.