SA employers encouraged to participate in major skills survey

South Australian industry and people working in the vocational education and training sector are urged to have their say about the state’s future skills needs in a major survey launched today.

Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni said the Industry Priority Qualifications (IPQ) survey was an important part in ensuring South Australians have the right skills and qualifications for the future economic growth of the state.

“Businesses across South Australia need access to a skilled workforce so they are better able to invest and expand,” said Minister Pisoni.

“To ensure our skills and training investments are connected to jobs and careers, I encourage anyone involved in the vocational education and training sector to make their voice heard through the IPQ survey.

“The survey is an important opportunity for industry to provide feedback that will help identify priority qualifications for industry sectors.

“It will help guide further investment in training and skills development, through the Marshall Liberal Government’s Skilling South Australia strategy.”

The State Government is investing $100 million over the next four years to deliver 20,800 new apprenticeships and traineeships, with a further $87 million so far secured through the Commonwealth Government’s Skilling Australians Fund, to help meet this target.

Training and Skills Commission Chair Michael Boyce said the survey will inform the Training and Skills Commission's independent advice to the Minister, and is one of the inputs into the Commission’s Training Priorities Plan.

“Information gathered through the survey will help foster a competitive, business-friendly environment that creates real employment opportunities for South Australians,” said Mr Boyce.

“I encourage all employers and anyone who works in the vocational education and training sector to have their say to help shape a strong economic future for South Australia.”

The IPQ is open now and closes Sunday 15 July 2018, with results available in December 2018.

The survey is available at: www.tasc.sa.gov.au


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