Nimble News 14 December 2022
2022 - Year in Review
2022 has been a bit of a challenging year for the Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council (and probably most of our industries as well). It’s ironic that we report to government on skill shortages, and we were facing some as well.
We had long term staff leave us and difficulties in finding people to take their place. Our Industry Consultants have a unique skill set – they need to be very experienced in industry engagement, know a fair bit about the VET industry and a sound level of research and analysis skills. Not a lot of people around that can fit those needs!
So it was about 8 months in total, that we had at least one vacancy!
However, at the time of writing this, I am very pleased to advise that we now have a full staff contingent. We have Julia Fitzgerald, as our Team Support Officer; Tamara Boaden, Industry Consultant for the forestry, furniture and textiles sector, and Diane Smith who looks after agriculture, food production, animal care and horticulture. So we are looking forward to a very productive 2023!!
Other Nimble News Stories:
Announcement Jobs and Skills Councils establishment
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations has announced the new Jobs and Skills Councils (ie Industry Clusters). These are national bodies who will drive collaboration to address workforce challenges and ensure qualifications are developed to meet the needs of industry. Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council will be working closely with the Agribusiness and Manufacturing Jobs and Skills Councils.
Have your say – National VET Reform
Have your say – Perception and Status of VET
Great Resource for small businesses and those thinking of starting one:
Good News for the Australian Manufacturing industry
Good News for the Pilbara Pastoral Sector
Something a bit different - For employers
Recent publication from NCVER
Good News for the Softwood Plantation industry
Webinar: Jobs and Skills Australia: 2023 priorities and impact on TAFE.
Interesting article from Linkedin
New guide: Diversity and Inclusion
For RTO practitioners – TAE Training and Education Training Package
$47 million upgrade for Balga TAFE
We hope that this has been of some assistance. Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council.