The CTC pledge creating a future for our youth

ROCKHAMPTON'S Darryl Lapworth has just one question for business owners in the Central Queensland region. "Who gave you your chance to become a business person?"

It's the question he's been asking business owners in the area after coming up with an idea to generate jobs in the region for young people.

The CTC Million Dollar Job Pledge aims to get local businesses on board with hiring young people and to create millions of dollars in the local economy.

The CTC manager said the million dollar job pledge was an initiative to create jobs in the region.

"Statistics show that youth unemployment (15 to 24) in the Rockhampton area ranged from 20% up to 46% which is pretty sad," he said.

"Our forte is young people and for us we don't want to see the young and bright minds we have here leave the region to look elsewhere for work when we should look for opportunities for them here. If every business in the CQ area puts one new person on that will create millions of dollars per year.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Yeppoon: Tuesday, November 26 at 7am at the Yeppoon Town Hall.

Mayor Bill Ludwig will launch the event. HOT FM will feature a live broadcast.

Rockhampton: Thursday, November 26 at 7am at the CQ Leagues Club.

Mayoral candidate Michael McMillan will launch the event with Capras coach Kim Williams.

Contact 1300 999 282 for more information.



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