As part of its regional consultation agenda, the State’s Training and Skills Commission (TaSC) spent two days in Whyalla meeting with industry and community leaders to learn about local skills, training and workforce needs and challenges for the region.
The Commission consulted with representatives from heavy industry, tourism, and the community services and healthcare sectors, along with the Councils of Whyalla and Port Augusta.
Training and Skills Commission Chair Michael Boyce said the Commission was encouraged by the positive attitude amongst business, education and community leaders.
“There is a real sense of optimism and willingness to collaborate to ensure that people who live in the region can take advantage of future opportunities for work.”
“That said, there is a significant challenge ahead to make sure that people have the right skills to meet these future workforce demands, and that our skills and training system is ready to build these skills in the community.”
Information gathered from this regional visit will help to shape the Commission’s independent advice to the Minister for Higher Education and Skills on how our training and higher education system might respond.
For more information, visit the Training and Skills Commission website.