Plan for labour deficit

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

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.’’

Evans

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