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The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys’ community education and training program – Dream, Believe, Achieve – has received ongoing funding thanks to a $93,300 Skilling Queenslanders for Work grant announced this week by Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath.

Minister D’Ath met with the latest cohort of students in the Certificate III in Hospitality course where she was able to see the program, delivered by major partner Allara Learning, in action.

Cowboys CEO Greg Tonner was on hand for the announcement and said the ongoing funding would help the club continue its important work in the field of education and training to support real employment outcomes.

“The Cowboys are of course focused on the field, but we’re also focused on helping our community off the field,” Mr Tonner said.

“Using our brand and the connections we have throughout North Queensland, we are excited to be able to continue to help our community in education and to find employment.”

The program, now in its third year, trained over 85 participants with a 71 per cent completion rate across all Certificate III qualifications in 2016 alone.

Minister D’Ath said the program was providing valuable training and employment opportunities for local job-seekers.

"Dream, Believe, Achieve is just one example of the great value of government-industry partnerships which benefit Queenslanders,” she said.

“I thank the North Queensland Cowboys for managing and supporting this very important project.”

Cowboys’ Dream, Believe, Achieve focuses on providing appropriate training and qualifications to North Queenslanders aspiring to work in specific industry vocations and then assisting them to take the next step in converting their acquired skills into paid employment.

For more information on the Dream, Believe, Achieve program, please contact Marian Malua on 07 4773 0782 or

Main image: Dream, Believe Achieve students with Minister Yvette D’Ath and Cowboys CEO Greg Tonner

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