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Government’s $10m training program to boost LNG

A $10 million training program announced is a major initiative that will assist Queenslanders to begin new careers in the Queensland coal seam gas (CSG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, sasy the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

The program was officially announced by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, and Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson.

APPEA Queensland Director, Matthew Paull, said this initiative will see the Queensland Government working in partnership with the industry to equip potential employees with the high technology skills required to work in the industry.

“The Queensland Government and our industry are committed to engaging local communities and sharing the new employment opportunities presented by the exciting growth of our industry,” said Paull.

The proposed LNG projects in Queensland will be the world’s first to be based on CSG, and built on cutting edge technology and skills requirements, says APPEA.

“The CSG LNG industry will provide a range of highly skilled employment opportunities and this initiative is a real and practical way to create new highly skilled career pathways and maximise the economic benefit of these exciting new projects for local communities,” said Paull.

According to APPEA, the need for an appropriately skilled workforce and high demand for labour are regularly identified as potential impediments to the growth of our industry.

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