none
none

Industry support for new Productivity Agency

31-08-2010
by 
in 

 

 

Innes Willox … ‘well-placed’

 

The Australian Industry Group has welcomed the launch of the Australian Workforce & Productivity Agency. 

“With the unacceptably low levels of productivity and intensifying skill shortages in Australia, there is an urgent need for industry to be given a stronger role in our training system, said AiGroup CEO Innes Willox.

“We need to ensure that skills development is focused on the right areas, well coordinated and driven by the needs of industry and the economy. The new Agency, in conjunction with industry, is well-placed to tackle this problem."

Mr Willox said Ai Group has been pushing for the establishment of a better-targeted industry-driven skills body.

“We look forward to working with the Government through the new Agency,” he said.

"We also acknowledge the valuable work undertaken by Skills Australia. The strength of this work will be key to the success of the new Agency." 

Related news & editorials

  1. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    As part of LAND 400 defence bidding, Australia stands to receive international technology that would allow world-leading ballistic armour to be produced in a local environment. 
    If bidding is sucessful, RUAG Australia will produce the cutting-edge ballistic armour for 225 Australian Army Combat... Read More
  2. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    As the sheer scale of corporate and private food waste continues to grow as a political and economic issue, more and more groups are stepping up to show just how much our wasteful practices are costing us. 
    The newly formed Australian Food Cold Chain Council aims to address food wastage by tackling... Read More
  3. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    Carnegie Clean Energy has received a grant of AU$3 million from the government of South Australia to build a 2MW battery system near Adelaide.
    The 2MW/500kWh storage project will be installed on the site of the former General Motors Holden manufacturing facility in Elizabeth.
    The grant was awarded... Read More
  4. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    Even as large automotive brands pulled out of Australian manufacturing, truck manufacturer Iveco has been pushing into the Australian market, increasingly selling and manufacturing on-shore. 
    Along with Volvo/Mack and Kenworth/DAF, Iveco is one of a few truck manufacturers still building in... Read More