The above report was prepared by the State Training Board to help the State Government understand what industry needs from the training sector and inform future strategies.
The key findings of the report include - more financial incentives for employers to take on apprentices and trainees, less red tape for employers, better promotion of the vocational education and training system amongst young people and a sector that is easy to navigate, customer focussed and flexible.
A number of projects are underway that address these issues including - the freezing of TAFE fees, the establishment of TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres, and the reintroduction of training in craft industries.
In addition, the signing of the Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership will make $126 million available to create thousands of jobs for apprentices and trainees and an employer incentive scheme which will provide training support to employers, including small businesses.
Click here to read/download the report.