Nimble News 12 July 2023
New State Training Plan 2023-2024
Great to see the new State Training Plan! The plan outlines key priorities to guide the State Government’s investment in VET over the next two years.
A lot of the consultation that we undertake feeds into this document and subsequent policies and actions. By providing industry intelligence on the current opportunities and barriers that exist in our industries, we can influence policy, so our industries have access to a highly skilled and agile workforce.
Particularly good to see a focus on building regional skills capacity and providing a pipeline of apprentices and trainees - both themes were very evident in our consultation earlier this year.
Other Nimble News Stories:
Farm Safety Resources
To coincide with Farm Safety Week (16-23 July) we’ve published a blog providing a summary of the findings of the OHS Inquiry into the Agricultural Industry. The blog includes links to useful websites with further info, checklists and workbooks to help even the busiest and smallest businesses get on track quickly.
Mobilising WA’s Future: Young People in VET
The State Training Board had roundtable discussions with 70 young people to gain insight into their engagement and experience in the VET system. Read the report and the State Government’s response here.
For employers of construction workers: Construction Visa Subsidy Program
Seamless – a new initiative for the clothing industry
Sea Rangers – Traditional knowledge and science working together
Agrifutures AgXelerate program open for applications
Grant opportunity: Carbon farming outreach program
The Australian Government has announced $17.5 million to support Australian farmers and land managers to reduce emissions and sequester carbon to contribute to Australia’s climate change commitments. Applications close 14 August.
Nominations open for 2023 WA Youth Awards
Do you know a young person doing amazing things? These awards celebrate the contributions of young people, recognising their leadership, accomplishments and the positive change they make in their communities.
Have your say: Country of origin labelling for seafood in hospitality
Have your say: Industry Growth Program
The Australian Government recently announced a $392 million Industry Growth Program to offer advice and grants to innovative SMEs. They are seeking feedback to inform the development and implementation of the program.
For RTOs: Altruism drives high performing training providers
Industry Forum: Paving the way for the next generation of WA agriculture
Event: Careers & Employment Expo
We hope that this has been of some assistance.