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Skills for Productivity – ISC Joint Conference
Australia’s Industry Skills Councils (ISCs), together with key industry bodies, gathered on 25 June 2013, at Parliament House in Canberra to explore the critical skills challenges facing industry and how the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system can become a strategic partner of both governments and industry.
A common theme from industry delegates throughout the day was the need for strong industry leadership of the VET system, especially as Australia enters a period where enterprises will need to make greater investment in workforce skills to underpin their competitiveness and productivity.
In an unprecedented move, industry leaders; Mr Peter Anderson, Chief Executive, Australian Chamber of Commerce Industry (ACCI); Mr Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), and Ms Ged Kearney, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), signed an ‘Industry Compact’ affirming their support for the centrality of Industry Training Packages as the currency of Australia’s VET system.
Maintaining industry’s leadership of the VET system is now considered paramount as it faces increasing pressure to lift the productive capacity of its workforce.