Logan job seekers one step closer to finding work

A group of Logan job seekers have gained new skills and experience after participating in a Logan City Council supported employment program run by Reclink Australia.

More than 20 people graduated from the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program at Kurrajong Park in Jimboomba on Friday, October 4.

The graduates received a Certificate I in either Construction or Conservation, and a Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.

Program supervisor Steven Flaws said the experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity for graduates.

"This course is designed to get people off (welfare) and into work," Mr Flaws said.

"We've developed a program that we feel really does the job.

"(They) have learned important skills including writing cover letters and how to present yourself."

Mr Flaws said the program was mutually beneficial to job seekers and local employers.

"Unskilled labour is a problem in Queensland and that's where programs like this become really important," he said.

As part of the program, trainees helped rejuvenate parks in Logan Village and Jimboomba.

Graduates learned skills with respect to weed control, mulching and planting native trees.