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Rod Camm

  1. 1. Skills Queensland Driving strategies on Workforce Development Rod Camm, Skills Queensland CEO
  2. 2. WHAT IS SKILLS QUEENSLAND? Innovative public policy Driving a reform agenda Leading a demand-driven skills system Comprehensive industry engagement Providing responsive skills strategies Workforce development not just training Investment Planning Leading skills research for Qld Skills for the economy
  3. 3. <ul><li>&quot;Through strong industry leadership - drive workforce development, skills reform and training investment in Queensland, to increase the productivity, participation and social inclusion of all Queenslanders&quot;. </li></ul>Skills Queensland’s role
  4. 4. What is Workforce Development? <ul><li>The systematic assessment of future human workforce needs and the determination of the actions required to meet those needs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ripley, 1995 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The ability to have the right people in the right place at the right time </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anderson, 2004 & Pynes, 2004 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is Workforce Development? <ul><ul><li>Skills strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment strategies </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Opportunities <ul><li>2011-12 strong growth expected for Queensland following GFC and natural disasters (5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Queensland employment to grow by 140,000 between now and 2012-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Very strong job growth expected in the resource sector - 38,000 new jobs 2015 across construction and operations </li></ul><ul><li>Other growth sectors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and social assistance; Retail trade; Public administration; Education and training; Professional services </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Smart </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; It's the economy, stupid &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- Bill Clinton </li></ul>Why industry leadership?
  8. 8. So… What needs to change?
  9. 9. Employment challenges Gaps in indigenous and non-indigenous persons, unemployment and participation, June 2010 Source: ABS 62870DO007_2010 Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2010 Indigenous and non-indigenous labour market status
  10. 10. Employment challenges … more pronounced at the regional level. Source: ABS 62870DO007_2010 Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2010 Indigenous labour market status by remoteness index
  11. 11. Training opportunities Queensland indigenous enrolments remain strong Source : NCVER - VOCSTATS, Apprentices and Trainees, March 2011 Indigenous apprentice and trainee enrolments, Australia, Jan-March 2011
  12. 12. Training opportunities … but remote locations remain a challenge for indigenous training Indigenous apprentices and trainees, Queensland, by remoteness, percentage, Jan-March 2011 Source : NCVER - VOCSTATS, Apprentices and Trainees, March 2011
  13. 13. Training opportunities Matching training to jobs in the regions <ul><li>Resource sector jobs available in regional and remote areas </li></ul><ul><li>Getting indigenous learners job-ready and skilled up is critical </li></ul><ul><li>How do we connect indigenous learners to training for these jobs? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will pay? </li></ul><ul><li>Much to be done but this is a great opportunity for these communities . </li></ul>
  14. 14. So…how will Skills Queensland’s work support Indigenous Queenslanders and communities?
  15. 15. What is happening now? <ul><ul><li>Resource industry MOU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Investment Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters Jobs and Skills Package </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and Workforce Development Investment </li></ul></ul>

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