Sur­vey says: stats are bad news for Queens­land TAFE

The Western Star - - News | Your Say -

AN­NASTA­CIA Palaszczuk’s plan for TAFE clearly isn’t work­ing, fol­low­ing the re­lease of re­sults from a na­tional bi­en­nial sur­vey of em­ploy­ers last week.

Only 41 per cent of em­ploy­ers with ap­pren­tices or trainees are choos­ing TAFE as their pre­ferred train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, which is a drop of more than 10 per cent since An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk be­came Pre­mier in 2015.

The bad news doesn’t end there.

TAFE Queens­land is set to lose $38 mil­lion this year, ap­pren­tice­ship com­ple­tions have fallen by al­most a third and there are nearly 9000 fewer stu­dents in train­ing, un­der La­bor.

It’s no won­der Queens­land has the high­est unem­ploy­ment rate in the na­tion and a record num­ber of Queens­lan­ders in the jobless queue. La­bor has in­tro­duced nine new and in­creased taxes, which are toxic for our econ­omy.

Only the LNP will get Queens­land work­ing, cre­at­ing more jobs and de­liv­er­ing job se­cu­rity with no new taxes. LNP Shadow Min­is­ter for Train­ing and Skills De­vel­op­ment Fiona Simp­son

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