TAFE Western Sydney and Western Sydney Business Connection have today released the Greater Western Sydney Skills Audit report. The audit, which looks at employment in Greater Western Sydney has revealed that almost a third of advertised jobs go unfilled and the major contributor is a shortage of qualified applicants. At the time of the research, 66,000 jobs in the region were unfilled and according to most businesses surveyed for the Greater Western Sydney Skills Audit, around half of job applicants are underqualified for positions.
The Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Skills Audit was conducted on behalf of TAFE Western Sydney and Western Sydney Business Connection among 456 businesses in the region with a goal of understanding the skill needs of regional employers. The survey included a broad spread of respondents across business size and industry.
Industry Round Tables 2016
TAFE Western Sydney and Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) are formulating industry round tables across Greater Western Sydney to discuss the findings outlined in this report and additional findings, as a result of ongoing interviews and discussions with businesses, industry and government.
It is anticipated that the industry round tables will result in the development of a series of Industry Skills Deficit Reports that will outline industry-centric issues relating to training and skills supported by proposed solutions and actions that industry, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and government agencies can undertake to reduce the skills gap and meet the demands of the predicted growth in the Greater Western Sydney Economy and that of New South Wales.
Please click here to register your interest in attending the Industry Round Tables.
Skills Barometer Videos
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