Of the 233 enrolled students, 134 are now qualified, with many taking advantage of the 1,000 retail or hospitality jobs created at Grand Central through the $525 million redevelopment project completed in 2017.
Established during the Grand Central development for the influx of jobs the development would bring, it was designed as a long-term program that would engender a sense of collaboration with our community, and contributes to its future.
Brett Kinnane from TAFE Queensland said the partnership with Grand Central was delivering practical, industry-relevant retail and hospitality training in the region.
"The contribution from Grand Central towards training costs will allow many students to complete a qualification who might not otherwise have the opportunity," Mr Kinnane said.
"Gaining a qualification in retail or hospitality will help residents of the Toowoomba region gain an edge when applying for jobs, open up pathways for further study and provide exciting career opportunities."