TAFE role critical to rebuilding economy

TAFE role critical to rebuilding economy
The Productivity Commission National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Interim Report into the future of skills and workforce development in Australia favours private providers, increasing contestability, student loans and vouchers and fundamentally fails to ensure TAFE’s future as the pre-eminent public provider of high-quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) across the nation.

Read more here:  https://www.miragenews.com/pc-review-favours-profit-above-ensuring-tafe-s-future/  

Reseach shows economy losing out due to the untapped potential of migrant workers

The study, conducted by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, found that 35 per cent of non-English-speaking migrant workers were considered over-qualified for their jobs, compared to 10 per cent of Australian-born employees.  Report author Alan Duncan of Curtin University said improved skills, coupled with better education and training, could add $6 billion to Australia’s economy.

Australian economy would benefit from giving tax breaks to employers of apprentices so they can raise their wages

Former Productivity Commission chairman Peter Harris. CREDIT:ANDREW MEARES

Peter Harris who was Australia’s former productivity boss between 2012 and 2019 says the Morrison government is failing to stimulate the economy, productivity has collapsed and wages have stagnated. 

Read more here:   https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/former-productivity-commissioner-attacks-coalition-s-economic-plan-20200114-p53rby.html