Plan for labour deficit
SKILLED workers will be able to fasttrack to full trade qualifications in as little as 18 months under a government plan to address the growing workforce crisis in the resources sector.
The government has accepted all 31 recommendations of the Resourcing the Future report.
The report outlines a blueprint for lifting the number of skilled workers available to the resources sector.
‘‘ Existing resource sector employees and workers from across Australia will be recruited,’’ Senator Evans said.
‘‘ On and off-the-job training will be provided so companies will benefit immediately from a boost to their workforces.’’