Globalisation, rapid technological advances and shifting employment environments are changing the nature of work and the skills being demanded by business. It is vital that policy settings align individuals, businesses and government to ensure the WA labour market has the skills and capacity to drive economic growth.
We’re working for
- Helping businesses understand how global trends are changing the nature of jobs so they can continue to find workers with the right skills.
- Leveraging the knowledge of the business community to improve the workplace readiness of students entering the workforce.
- Supporting policy measures that enhance the ability of the education sector to respond to labour market conditions.
- Advocating for a migration system that enables business to access critical skills when the local labour market is tight.
Policy in action
- We made recommendations on how to ensure the Vocational Education and Training sector can respond to labour market signals and meet the skills needs of the business community in a submission to the Commonwealth Government.
Submission to the Expert Review into the Vocational Education and Training Sector
- In our submission to the State Government regarding the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF), we outlined practical steps to ensure that excessive costs are not imposed on industry and that the program is meeting its objective of increasing the number of skilled persons in the building and construction industry.
Five-yearly review of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Submission
- Our submission to the Review of the Australian Apprenticeships National Skills Needs List highlighted problems with how occupations are currently classified, the limitations of using labour market forecasting to design training incentives, as well as the importance of supporting apprenticeships through employer-facing incentives.
Review of the Apprenticeship National Skills Needs List Submission
We are supporting the implementation of the State Government’s STEM Strategy by helping devise approaches that bring businesses and educators together to raise the STEM capacity of all Western Australians.
Urging the State Government to implement policy settings that ensure Western Australian businesses can access skilled migrants when they cannot find people with the right skills locally.