December 7, 2020
IBSA held a series of industry-focused webinars to further the conversation around the skills needs Australian industry and its workforce require to thrive in a post-COVID environment.
The series was held in response to the Government’s recent announcement of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy, and from Minister Cash’s request for relevant and timely on-the-ground-advice to help deliver the skills-led economic recovery. The sessions provided a platform for discussions with industry about the skills needed to deliver modern manufacturing and the actions needed to rebuild our economy.
They highlighted collaboration and digitisation as a key. Many employers also stressed the importance of non-technical skills like project management, critical thinking and not surprisingly, a focus on supply chains, as many grapple with bringing these onshore.
The outcomes from this webinar series are being compiled into a report which will provide timely and comprehensive feedback to the Government and industry on what is happening ‘on the ground’.