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Nimble News 18 October 2023

A Successful AGM and Forum

Our AGM and forum bought together representatives from industry, training providers, government agencies and unions for an evening of great discussions and food at the WA Rowing Club with its wonderful views across the Swan.

Danielle’s insightful presentation - Engaging the Zoomers - had us all reassessing our values, and looking at the world of work from a young person’s perspective. We also welcomed our new staff member, Bernadette Amos, who will be looking after forest and wood products, furnishing, and textiles, clothing and footwear.

A few take homes from the presentation:

  • Gen Y and Gen Z already make up over 60% of the workforce.

  • They expect employers to provide a well organised onboarding experience with structured training.

  • Flexible working options, tailored to the individual, are highly valued.

  • They respond best to managers who are approachable, empathetic and have a collaborative leadership style rather than an authoritative one.

  • Gen Z are more mobile and change jobs more frequently.

  • Gen Z are digital natives who expect employers to be using the latest technology.

  • Gen Z are more ethical and environmentally aware than previous generations and look for employers who reflect these values.

Other Nimble News Stories:

National Skills Agreement reached between Federal and State Governments

This new agreement embeds national cooperation and strategic investment in the VET sector for the next five years.

Department of Training and Workforce Development - Annual Report

Read all about the Department's work, including how it's responding to current workforce challenges.

Grant opportunity: Helping regional communities prepare for drought

The Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal is offering Small Network Grants to community organisations to deliver events or initiatives that build drought preparedness.

It’s National Safe Work Month provides tips on creating a safe workspace.

October is also Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Australian Signals Directorate recommends updating devices regularly, using multi-factor authentication, backing up important files, and using passphrases and password managers.

Have your say: New Action Plan for young people in WA

The WA Government seeks to hear the aspirations and issues effecting young people. Complete the online survey or attend one of the workshops (food and prizes on offer) being held state-wide in the next few weeks.

Biosecurity Blitz is back

The WA government is encouraging the community to sign up and search for pests that pose a risk to agriculture and the environment. Report your findings by uploading photos to their website or App.

National Centre for Farmer Health

This organisation has lots of information and resources to help make a difference to farmers’ lives.

Skills Insight: New Workforce Plan

This new report describes industry identified workforce challenges and skill opportunities. Includes 16 industry specific snapshots.

For Broadacre farmers: A handy OHS resource

GRDC has produced a back pocket guide to reducing harvester fires.

For businesses: changes to the Privacy Act in the pipeline for next year

The Government response to the recent review of the Privacy Act 1988 has been published. Reforms are needed to bring the Act into the digital age and to closer align with global standards.

For educators: World Teachers’ Day Webinar on The Full Circle of Wellbeing

The VET Development Centre is offering this free, one hour webinar featuring two expert speakers followed by a Q&A. 27 October.

For anyone helping students through their exams:

Some tips from the Conversation about how memory works.

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council.

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