Indigenous employment and training strategy
Positive Dreaming, Solid Futures is an Indigenous employment and training strategy to implement 'a holistic response to disadvantaged Queenslanders to provide them with the support to achieve educational outcomes that will lead to decent employment.'
The implementation plan contains a significant number of established initiatives and activities. In developing the strategy the importance of continuing activities undertaken by government agencies and the public providers of education and vocational training that are already making a difference has been reinforced.
Additional emphasis is also placed on unifying activities and engagement with Queensland's booming resources sector and key growth industries. Building upon partnerships entered into with the corporate and community sectors enables the mobilisation of the practical support needed to increase and sustain workforce participation. A focus on job and enterprise opportunities underscores the expected improvements in inter agency and inter governmental collaboration in the development and maintenance of infrastructure and the delivery of services in rural and remote communities.
Challenges and opportunities
Outlines the issues impacting Indigenous Queenslanders for gaining better employment and training outcomes and the key labour market factors presenting opportunities to enhance labour market participation outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Outlines how progress will be monitored through the Queensland Skills Plan 2008 reporting requirements.
Describes how Positive Dreaming, Solid Futures aims to see Queensland play its part in meeting the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) target of halving the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples outcomes within a decade.