June 17, 2021

Skilled workforce, new technology, design prototyping, essential to build strong economy: report

The industry has concluded that a skilled workforce and technology innovations were essential to build a strong economy after Covid-19. It also deemes apprenticeship as necessary to advance to higher qualifications and learning.

Manufacturers, union leaders, and peak bodies have identified the skills needed to build economic growth in a report to be presented to the Federal Government this week.

The report, Scaling Up. Developing Modern Manufacturing Through a Skilled Workforce, is the result of extensive national industry engagement by not-for-profit workforce skills organisation The Ibsa Group.

The report has been noted by Stuart Robert, minister for employment, workforce, skills, small and family business, and will be presented to Industry and Education and Skills department officials this week.

Robert says: “I would like to…

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