Tasmanian Economic Growth Hampered by Skills Shortages

downloadThe Tasmanian construction industry needs twice the amount of apprentices than it has now, the industry says.

Despite earlier warnings, the skills shortages in the construction industry and other sectors in Tasmania are apparently hampering economic growth and development.

It is believed that The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board will write to apprentices who didn’t complete their qualifications because of a lack of work in 2013-14 and invite them to nominate themselves for a skills register. Employers would be provided with financial incentives for taking on these workers.

Given that construction in the state is expected to boom from next year, the government has also introduced a 2 week pre-vocational training course funded by TASTafe’s budget to help get these young people ready for work.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-27/tasmanian-industries-still-struggling-to-fill-positions/6982410

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