Sand Processing

Peak group to look at skills shortage and workforce planning

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME), Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and SkillsDMC have struck a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to identify strategies to source the increasing number of skilled people the industry requires in the next five to 10 years.
Collaborative policy development and implementation of skills initiatives are among the objectives of the three year agreement. Projects under the MoU will:
? Define and implement a national skills policy for the resources sector.
? Provide timely workforce planning data, to support skills advocacy functions with State and Federal Governments.
? Provide knowledge transfer for local and State operational outcomes.
? Broker funds to support skills objectives.
? Enhance consultation and consistency on skills-related submissions.
? Establish lead agencies for projects and issues to maximise the opportunities provided by the MoU partners.
SkillsDMC chief executive Steve McDonald said that CME and QRC understood the importance of upskilling and training and planning for the prosperity of the industry.
?Industry must position itself to minimise the impact of a retiring workforce and ensure skill levels match those crucial to industry productivity. It is the goal of this collaborative partnership to find solutions to these issues,? he said.
Source: SkillsDMC

Leave a Reply

Send this to a friend