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Mining Weekly reports Queensland setting aside grants for skills development

To support training programs and fend off a future skills shortage, Queensland will be providing up to two-million-dollar grants for industry groups and individual companies, Mining Weekly reports.

The Premier said the Skills Queensland Strategic Investment Fund would have A$50-million provided by the state government each year, along with the complementary funding contributed by industry. The fund was aimed at plugging skills gaps and at supporting growing industries like mining.