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Featured in this issue: Welcome to New and Existing Board Members of the Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council FFTI Training Council: Summary of outcomes for the Skill Priority Occupation List (SPOL) New FFTI Training Council Project: Sustainable Agriculture – An Agrifood VET Toolbox for Schools Free Jobs Board – The Jobs and Skills Centre jobs board assists and supports Western Australian jobseekers to find employment, and can help employers to attract and recruit employees Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program – Scholarships of up to $18,000 are open to students from regional and remote areas in Australia For people in the timber/furniture trades: Australian Fu

Welcome to New and Existing Board Members

The Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council hosted its Annual General Meeting on the 10th of October 2018. The Board Members for 2018/2019 include: Food & Beverage Cheryl Stinson Consultant Gerard Matera Abundance Produce Furnishing & Textiles Carlo Gosatti Inglewood Products Group Margaret Sylvester TCFWA Sasha Kraft Clarke Interiors Paul Kiely Planet Timber Primary Geoff Richards Richgro Garden Products Ann Maree O'Callaghan Strategy Matrix Ric Newman EE & JM Newman Glenice Batchelor FA & GM

Sustainable Agriculture - An Agrifood VET Toolbox for Schools

The Food, Fibre & Timber Industries Training Council has commenced work on a project to develop a package of practical, self-help resources that can and will be used by schools (principals, VET Co-ordinators and teachers) to develop and implement agricultural production related VET programs. It is anticipated that this ‘toolbox’ will lead to an increase in the number of WA Year 11 and 12 students completing an agricultural production related Certificate II, and thereby increase the number students completing school with an understanding of and some skills in the agrifood sector. Agrifood is vital to Australia and Western Australia’s society and economy. It provides the food that we and other

State Priority Occupation List - Summary of outcomes

A big thank you to all those who contributed to our Priority Occupations Survey and Industry Advisory Group discussions earlier in the year. The Minister for Training and Workforce Development has now endorsed and approved the publication of the 2018 edition of the State Priority Occupation List (SPOL). The methodology for developing the SPOL incorporates a diverse range of data and intelligence sources, including information from the Industry Training Councils. It is a list of occupations rated according to their priority status and it informs and guides workforce planning and development for Western Australia. The SPOL informs the WA State training plan, which guides the allocation of subs

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Featured in this issue: WA Jobs Act - Information on how your business can participate and supply services to State Government projects and also build capacity Media Statement: Hon Sue Ellery MLC: Funding boost to create thousands of apprenticeships and traineeships Communiqué for the COAG Industry and Skills Council Meeting of Skills Ministers 3 October 2018 WA Training Awards 2018 – Individual and Organisational winners For those of you who like Facts and Figures - Key Facts About Perth and WA - Committee for Perth RRR Network Magazine – Spring 2018 Volunteers Wanted: Peel Bright Minds. Applications close 31 October 2018 Fact Sheet: Employment of children laws in WA - horse riding sch

MST Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Training Package - Round 2 Consultation

IBSA Manufacturing is seeking your feedback on Draft 2 training package components for the MST Buying Skills Project, now available for public consultation. As the Skills Service Organisation (SSO) for the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear industry, IBSA Manufacturing is currently reviewing and developing ‘Buying Skills’ components for the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Training Package (MST) to ensure that units and qualifications reflect industry requirements. The review is required because of significant changes in the industry since this training package content was developed. The TCF Industry Reference Committee (IRC) guides this development work and has nominated a Technical Advisory Commit

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