LNP to boost Burleigh women into skills shortage professions

LNP Candidate for Burleigh, Michael Hart has welcomed the LNP’s commitment to boost female enrolments in traditionally male-dominated careers providing up to 500 university places for Queensland women in areas of skills shortage.

“The LNP’s Strengthening Our Communities – Supporting Women program will fund up to 500 places at university in courses such engineering, agricultural science, geology, architecture and building services courses,” Mr Hart said.

“I’m proud to be part of an LNP team which will boost support for women – not just in frontline services for mothers but also in key areas such as science and technology training.

“This will open doors for Burleigh women to pursue careers in these traditionally male-dominated areas.
Whether they’re school leavers, women looking for a career change that will make a difference or mums
re-entering the workforce, these scholarships will help.

“This is part of the LNP’s plan to grow a four-pillar economy and cut unemployment to 4 per cent.
“A CanDo LNP Government will give Burleigh women real opportunities by investing $10 million to
over four years for university scholarships in traditionally male dominated careers and skills shortage
areas.

“The LNP will help more women to enrol in these courses with 500 scholarships of up to $20,000 over
four years.”

The scheme will target young women starting their career and those re-entering the workforce after
having children.

Mr. Hart said the tired, 20-year Labor government had failed Queensland women.

“Labor’s has failed women. Labor’s Office of Women spends almost all of its money on internal
administration, instead of front line services that help women.

“Local Labor MP Christine Smith stood by and looked on as Anna Bligh and Labor helped their dodgy
ALP mates with jobs and obscene success fees – they’ve given almost no assistance to young Queensland
women to support them in tertiary study.

“In contrast the LNP will deliver real and practical support to help get women in to professions that are
currently dominated by men.

“It’s time for a change. A strong and united LNP Government will get Queensland back on track.”

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