Jenny Smith and Darryl Lapworth talk about a program helping homeless youths in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Jenny Smith and Darryl Lapworth talk about a program helping homeless youths in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

CTC Million Dollar Pledge hits target after one week

CENTRAL Queensland business owners should give themselves a pat on the back after reaching the CTC Million Dollar Pledge goal yesterday.

So far 30 local business owners have pledged to put on a trainee or apprentice between now and February, as part of the local campaign to get young people into the workforce.

But the challenge isn't going to stop there, with CTC now aiming to reach $1.5million for the CQ region.

CTC manager Darryl Lapworth said having already achieved the initial goal was a positive indication that businesses in the region wanted to get youth into employment.

"This is a fantastic outcome with 30 jobs on this list being pledged for youth of CQ," he said.

"We've reached $1,195,000 after the announcement of the campaign last week which is unbelievable and we have a number of businesses still wanting to come on board which is why we've raised the bar.

"We had 30 business owners attend the Rockhampton information session (yesterday) with the majority of those businesses pledging to give the young people of the region an opportunity to start their careers."

 

MAKE A PLEDGE

If you are a local business and want to pledge, contact CTC on 1300 999 282



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