Skilling: a national imperative

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Australian Industry Group


The Australian Industry Group's 2018 Workforce Development Needs Survey report has identified critical skill issues facing Australian businesses with 75 per cent of employers reporting skill shortages and 99 per cent are impacted by low levels of literacy and numeracy. Similar surveys have also been conducted in 2012, 2014 and 2016 enabling a time series comparison. The 2018 survey attracted responses from 298 companies employing a total of 111,209 employees. The survey found clear pressure points affecting employers: (1) skills shortages: most often in the technician and trades worker...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Skills and knowledge; Literacy; Numeracy; Workforce development; Apprenticeship; Technology

Keywords: Survey; Employers; Skill shortage; Labour demand; Skill needs; Leadership; Basic skill; Training investment; Recruitment; Graduates; School leavers; Employability; Education industry relationship

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Sydney, New South Wales]: Australian Industry Group, 2018

Physical description: 30 p.

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Also called: Workforce development needs: survey report 2018

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.795

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