Survey says: stats are bad news for Queensland TAFE
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