Ai Group supports inquiry into Industry Skills Councils

29-06-2010

The Senate Inquiry into Industry Skills Councils announced recently will be an opportunity to highlight the critical role these groups play in identifying and developing the skills needs for the Australian economy, said Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Heather Ridout.

"The Inquiry by the Senate Committee for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, will be undertaken at a critical time for the Industry Skills Councils as they are currently particularly focussed on supporting the Government in efforts to address skills shortages, said Ms Ridout.

"Ai Group looks forward to contributing to the Inquiry and reinforcing the strength of business support for Skills Councils. They are an important interface bringing together industry, educators and governments in order to promote an industry-led agenda for action on skills and workforce development.

"They are also the key organisations that deliver industry developed training standards and products, robust industry-based skills advice to government and identify important strategies forward in relation to workforce development.”

RELATED NEWS

  1. The compressed-air company addresses urgent industry needs with breakthrough scheme
    While there is a chronic trade skill shortage impacting most industries, Kaishan Australia has taken on the enormous commitment to implement an ongoing, specialised skills training program that should pay huge...
  2. Chasing an unpaid account during a global pandemic? Awkward! Thankfully, Innovate Learn came to the rescue
    Being on the front line in a customer service role can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging, especially for those who are in the unenviable position of having to call customers and...
  3. sign
    Manufacturers, union leaders and peak bodies identified skills development priorities essential to building sovereign capability and economic growth in a report presented to the Australian Government in May.
    The report, Scaling Up. Developing Modern Manufacturing Through a Skilled Workforce, was...