On Thursday 21 May 2020, Premier Mark McGowan and the Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery jointly announced the establishment of an urgent review of skills, training and workforce development (the review) in response to COVID-19’s impact on the workforce in Western Australia. A review team was established:Ms Anne Driscoll, Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development;
Ms Anne Driscoll, Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development;
Ms Michelle Hoad, Managing Director, North Metropolitan TAFE
Ms Terry Durant, Managing Director, South Metropolitan TAFE
The review team was asked to engage with industry and business to identify practical and responsive training solutions for the post COVID-19 recovery period; and over the review period met with over 238 stakeholders in 70 meetings.
The report on the review details a total of 46 recommendations and is now available. It sets out a targeted training and skills roadmap for Western Australia's economic recovery, and outlines the observations and recommendations of the review team under five key themes:
New futures for Western Australians;
21st Century Apprenticeships;
Maximising skills from Government investment;
Live-learn-work in regional WA; and
Next generation training.
Access the full report here
Access the State Government response here