@AuManufacturing Conversations Episode 9 — Dr Jens Goennemann from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

In episode nine of @AuManufacturing Conversations with Brent Balinski, we speak to Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. Goennemann tells us about Australia’s slide downwards in the latest Economic Complexity Index rankings, compiled by Harvard’s Growth Lab and released a couple of weeks ago. Economic complexity measures the sophistication and diversity…

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AUSEV ‘Works Towards’ EV Manufacturing and Distribution Partnership with Xos

Queensland left hand drive vehicle conversion company AUSEV has signed a purchase order for one stripped electric vehicle chassis from US manufacturer Xos Inc. The company, which has plans to add EV production to its current vehicle conversion business, said in a statement it had ‘started conversations on working towards a manufacturing and distribution partnership…

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Apprentice and trainee completion rates decrease

The completion rate for apprentices and trainees who commenced training in 2017 decreased to 55.7 percent, down by 1.2 percentage points from those commencing in 2016, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Completion and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees 2021 reports on the completion rates for…

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CEFC provides $160 million in finance to link upcoming wind energy precinct to grid

The federal government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation has announced a $160 million investment to link the upcoming Southern Downs Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) to the national energy grid. According to an announcement from the cleantech investment body, it is the first REZ it has funded, and the project “will unlock an additional 500 MW of…

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