FUTURE CAREER: More apprentices on government jobs will help fill a trades skills shortage in NSW. Picture: Tanya Easterby
by Greg White
8th Jun 2018 11:00 AM
MID North Coast regional manager of the NSW Business Chamber, Kellon Beard, says the state’s employment prospects can only benefit from new rules for government projects.
He believes the plan to ensure 20 per cent of new roles on future projects go to workers learning on the job or training for higher qualification will help build the NSW workforce of the future.
“With projections the construction industry alone will require an additional 300,000 workers over the next 10 years we need to be doing more to train the next generation,” he said.
“Boosting investment in skills and training, particularly in the construction sector, was a key plank of the NSW Business Chamber’s pre-Budget submission and a primary focus of our policy and advocacy activities over the past decade.
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