Government pairs up with ECA Tas to strengthen workforce
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Tasmanian Government signs up with ECA Tasmania to create Industry Skills Compact

by Freya Lucas

November 10, 2023

The Tasmanian Government has signed an Industry Skills Compact with the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Tasmania Branch, with a view to strengthening the future of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce across the state. 


The Early Childhood Education and Care Industry Skills Compact signifies a partnership with mutual responsibilities focussed on skills, training and workforce development for the sector.


Felix Ellis, Tasmania’s Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Development said the Compact and associated Priority Action Plan signalled the ECEC sector’s commitment to partner with the government for a stronger future.


“Our economy needs a workforce that supports productivity and employment growth across our key industry sectors, and access to early education and care services underpins thriving economies,” Minister Ellis said.


“These workers are doing an incredible job to support young Tasmanians by giving them the best possible foundation and we know that workforce participation and productivity improves with access to suitable childcare (sic.)”


Minister Ellis said the ECEC sector’s commitment to the Industry Skills Compact signals its intention to invest in its own future and the future of Tasmanian families by working alongside the government to create a clear path for support and growth.


“Investment in the early childhood sector is an investment in our children, in employment and importantly in underpinning workforce participation for caregivers across all sectors of the economy,” he said.


“Our vision will ensure we have a high-quality, job-focused, and accessible training and workforce development system.”


The Minister concluded by confirming that the Tasmanian Government is committed to working with the ECEC sector “which is full of highly qualified and skilled people providing outstanding early learning and care so our children can thrive and learn”.


Further details are available here. 

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