The State Government has launched a free online platform to connect Job Ready workers with the growing list of job opportunities available with Western Australian employers. Job Ready Connect is exclusively available to Job Ready program graduates and participating WA employers. By registering on Job Ready Connect, employers can easily and securely search for and connect with candidates who have the skills and experience they require.
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The LDSC team recently attended the Workforce of the Future: Getting the Qualifications Right on the 28 May 2021. The webinar had over 800 attendees across Australia, representing State and Territory Government agencies, RTOs, Training Councils and other industry stakeholders. The webinar provided a discussion from the perspective of three industry leaders from the Skills Organisations Pilots on what needs to be done to improve the national VET qualifications.
Click here to access the webinar recording.
Recently announced in the Budget, the Federal Government will commit an additional $500 million, to be matched by State and Territory governments, to expand the JobTrainer Fund by a further 163,000 places and extend the program until 31 December 2022. The Fund will support training in digital skills and upskilling in critical industries (I.e. Rail). The JobTrainer Fund was launched in 2020 and will support hundreds of thousands of job seekers, school leavers and young people by providing access to free or low-fee training places in areas of skills shortages.
Click here to view the occupations available for JobTrainer and to check eligibility requirements.
The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has recently released Cases for Change for Rail, Aviation, Transport and Logistics, Maritime, and Defence sectors. This work is aimed at ensuring qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency reflect current technologies, industry practices, and regulations and requires industry feedback required by Tuesday, 11 May 2021 for all sectors.
As always, if you are providing comment, please send a copy of your feedback to the LDSC so that we can ensure feedback from WA Stakeholders has been taken into account during the consultation process.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Wholesale and Retail Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a project to develop a new nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Visual Merchandising and five new Visual Merchandising Units of Competency.
The National Centre for Vocation Education Research (NCVER) has recently released its National Student Outcomes Survey.
A series of load restraint safety videos has been launched as part of a new project that aims to reduce the number of dangerously loaded trucks on regional roads.
As the retail industry is still suffering affects from COVID-19, the unemployment rate has shifted.
A recent report by CCI WA shows that regional businesses are optimistic about the future but see skills shortages as a key barrier to growth.
Click here to download the latest Regional Pulse report.