Queensland creates new VET strategy designed to meet future job growth demand
The Queensland Government has created a new vocational education and training (VET) strategy designed to meet current and future jobs growth demand.
The Government has released a discussion paper and online survey asking Queenslanders to have their say to ensure its skills and training investment – more than $1.2 billion in 2022-23 – is delivering priority skills for the jobs in demand.
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) representatives are sought for this important work, along with small business owners, employers, industry groups, training providers, jobseekers, students, apprentices and trainees.
“When we announced the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022-2032, the Queensland Government made it clear we will be developing a new Queensland Vocational Education and Training Strategy to drive the Government’s annual $1.2 billion investment in skills and training,” said Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development and Minister for Youth Justice The Hon. Di Farmer.
“We are delivering on that pledge.”
“I want to make sure to meet the demand for skilled workers now and into the future, our VET sector is focussed on providing priority skills in traditional and emerging industries and supporting all Queenslanders into good jobs.”
Current modelling predicts Queensland will need an additional 280,000 workers by 2024-25 and of these workers, more than a third (38 per cent) will require a VET qualification.
Along with ECEC, health and aged care, building and construction and hospitality are just some of the sectors wanting workers now, with the demand for workers with skills in renewable energy, advanced manufacturing and digital services increasing every day.
A Queensland VET Strategy Reference Group made up of industry, community and skills sector stakeholders is guiding the consultation process and development of a new strategy.
To access the online survey and discussion paper, please see here. A series of forums will be held across the state to further support.
Consultation will take place across the state until 18 August 2023. Readers with any additional questions, or those who require accessibility adjustments to have a say should call 1300 369 935 or email [email protected]
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