A five-day intensive development course is a being offered free for 20 Fraser Coast business managers.
Fraser Coast Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said the course would help managers tackle the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The course will be followed by individual mentoring in marketing and business growth, staff recruitment and retention, supporting local jobseekers, strategic planning and resilience and self-management.
“The program focusses on building a managers’ capability, customer service excellence, recruiting and retaining staff,” Cr Everard said.
The training will be delivered by specialists and tailored to meet individual needs.
Expressions of Interest to participate in the course close on Friday, March 26.
The course will be held in April.
Expressions of Interest can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“By helping managers develop their skills we help build businesses and ultimately improve employment growth across the region,” Cr Everard said.
The training program is funded by a grant through the Regional Employment Trial which is a program of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
The training will be provided at Hervey Bay and Maryborough locations.