Readiness to meet demand for skills: a study of five growth industries


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This study considers issues pertinent to ensuring the Australian education and training system can respond to emerging skills demand in the following industries: food and agriculture; biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; advanced manufacturing; mining equipment, technology and services; and oil and gas. The report finds a widening gap between education and skills demand and highlights the crucial role of employees in developing a skilled workforce, as well as calling for a shift in thinking about the way skills are generated.

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Subjects: Industry; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Employment; Providers of education and training; Governance; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Employees; Employers; Skill development; Skill needs; Education and training system; Education industry relationship; Education; Training; Teachers; Trainers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 32 p.

ISBN: 9781925173024

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 117.12

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