Weld Australia is calling on industry, schools and governments to work together to develop and deliver STEM programs that engage, excite and attract students. Australia needs a vibrant national STEM skills program that illuminates the opportunities available in careers like welding and manufacturing for kids and parents alike.
Read more here: https://www.manmonthly.com.au/features/industry-schools-governments-work-together-foster-stem-career-pathways/
THE ACT budget has set out a large infrastructure building plan but with no apprenticeship funding, who will build these projects, asked Master Builders ACT.
Read more here: https://citynews.com.au/2021/large-infrastructure-plan-but-not-enough-skilled-workers/
The stereotype of an old farmer wearing a flannel shirt at the farm gate is holding back careers in agriculture according to Buninyong MP Michaela Settle who is heading a government review in to the future of agriculture training in Victoria.
Read more here: https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/7449511/agriculture-training-future-under-review/
Queensland is facing a skills shortage with apprenticeships on the decline.
Read more here: https://www.4bc.com.au/plummeting-apprenticeship-numbers-threatens-severe-skills-shortage/
The ReadyTech Holdings Ltd (ASX: RDY) share price is on the move on Monday. This follows the announcement of an acquisition by the ASX-listed software company.
Read more here: https://www.fool.com.au/2021/09/27/readytech-asx-rdy-share-price-jumps-on-new-acquisition/
Overseas-trained nurses say delays in the certification process mean they will be forced to watch from the sidelines as the health crisis in Australia deepens.
Read more here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/as-icu-cases-rise-nurses-trained-overseas-face-frustrating-delays-in-australian-certification
Batchelor Institute recorded its seventh consecutive loss in 2020, its newly released annual report shows, which follows in the wake of the departure of yet another chief executive officer and an internal investigation into serious allegations made by staff against senior management in February.
Read more here: https://ntindependent.com.au/batchelor-institute-loses-money-for-seventh-consecutive-year-ceo-paid-more-than-415000/
It’s easy to identify the IT sectors experiencing a major shortage of skilled talent: all of them.
Read more here: https://www.informationweek.com/team-building-and-staffing/the-it-skills-shortage-expands-and-deepens
AU$8.2 million has been awarded to eight projects aimed at upping Australia’s cyber skills, as well as a AU$10 million Defence contract for 100% Indigenous and veteran-owned business Willyama Services to help the DISO with cyber support.
Read more here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/canberra-dishes-out-au8m-to-boost-aussie-cyber-skills/