Queensland has been praised for its contribution to developing a skilled workforce in a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The OECD skills report commended Skills Queensland’s Skills Formation Strategy program for its innovative approach in developing initiatives to combat and address labour supply and demand across the state – launching more people into jobs in Queensland.
Rod Camm, Skills Queensland chief executive officer, said the organisation’s program allowed local industries, training and education providers and government agencies to communicate and work with one another on skills and workforce issues.
He commented: “The Skills Formation Strategy program allows for the development of regionally and industry specific workforce development and skilling solutions.
“Allowing local industries and communities to own the whole process and implement locally tailored solutions to the workforce challenges they face is a key element of the ongoing success of the program and the results which have flowed from the 60 plus strategies developed so far.”
The OECD Skills Strategy report is designed to provide countries with information to help develop the skills of the population through improving learning outcomes with skills-orientated education, engaging employers and trade unions in training programs, as well as assisting employers maximise the skills of workers.