Council hunt for green thumbs

ARE you between 15 and 24 years old and interested in conservation, land management, horticulture, and waste and water management?

Gympie Regional Council has been awarded funding from the State Government to provide six green traineeships to young people in the Gympie region in the near future.

These traineeships will cover a variety of fields including horticulture, conservation and land management, civil construction, water operations, sawmilling and processing and business administration.

Minister for Employment and Economic Development Andrew Fraser said the Green Army projects were making a significant improvement of the natural environment.

“Last year when we announced the Green Army we set a target of creating 3000 jobs, including 700 green traineeships, over three years with an investment of $57 million,” he said.

“After just 16 months, more than 2020 green jobs have been created through green traineeships and work placements on 104 projects around the state.”

Green traineeships are primarily for people between 15 and 24 years old without post-school qualifications who need a nationally accredited qualification to get their first start in the workforce.

Unemployed people can check their eligibility and register their interest by calling 1800 249 215 or visiting

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