TAFE forum discusses future skills
A business forum hosted by TAFE NSW National Business, has highlighted the need for organisations to address the potential mismatch of existing skills with the needs of the future. Topics included meeting the needs of small-to-medium businesses; development of multi-agency solutions; the alignment of funding to qualifications rather than skills; and monitoring of the quality of skills training.
“If Australia is going to have the productivity it needs, we need more people at the right skill level in our workforces,” said facilitator Marie Persson, a Skills Australia board member.
Forum participants included representatives from manufacturing, hospitality, education, healthcare and transport sectors, Ai Group, the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), and Service Skills Australia.