Nimble News 17th January 2022


The FFTITC Team have all returned to work refreshed and enthused for 2022!


Our aim is for our industries to have a workforce development environment that encourages growth and innovation for today and for the future.


And we hope that by providing the WA government with high-level strategic advice and leadership on the workforce development needs of our Industries, we are positively influencing policy and funding decisions.


We have again been asked by the WA Government to provide input into their 2022 WA Jobs, Education and Training/State Priority Occupation research and we will shortly be asking our stakeholders to provide us with current information on labour and skill shortages, skills gaps, employment barriers etc.


We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on:

  • What do you think is needed to improve the skills of your industry? Have you found it difficult finding the right staff member and do you think there are skill shortages?

  • Have you found it difficult accessing quality training?

  • If you are an training provider, what do you think is needed to improve qualifications?


If you have any feedback, please have your say and click here.


 

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New Horticulture Course at UWA

Edith Cowan University is launching WA’s only University horticulture course in 2022 with the aim of growing education and research capability for one of the State’s most important industries.



Something a bit different from Fast Company:

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Good News story – 2021 Heywire winner Cindy-Lee

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A Blog from Gihan Perera, a Perth Futurist: The Three Unwritten Rules for Success in 2022

Here are ten things you could do as a leader to be more successful in 2022. Obviously, you won’t be able to do them all well, but pick two or three that you think will give you the most leverage



Skills Impact Update – Qualification updates and reviews.

This report provides an update on the progress of various projects and activities to support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) assigned to Skills Impact.



For RTOs: VDC’s Professional Learning Program

WA Practitioners are welcome to attend any of the programs provided by VDC. Programs are offered under several topic areas through VET Chats, Webinars, Virtual Workshop




We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

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