Australia has a “once in a generation opportunity” to attract some of the best tech talent in the world, with the federal government offering fast-tracked visas and border restriction exemptions to software engineers.
Businessman Peter Verwer will lead a Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce, which will initially focus on advanced manufacturing, financial services and health.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: If we can’t find the skills here, we should be able to import them by Philip Ewen
@AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools” series continues with a frank look at skills shortage issues from Philip Ewen, the former head of a successful Australian SME manufacturer.
Perth international shipbuilder Austal appears poised to expand into building steel ships at its Mobile, Alabama yard following revelations the company has received a big loan from the US Department of Defence. Austal currently builds two classes of aluminium multi-hulled vessels for the US Navy at Mobile, and only recently began building steel naval vessels…
The coronavirus has thrust human limitations into the spotlight. Will it mark the rise of automation?
Although there are some jobs machines just can’t do, COVID-19 has left us wondering about the future of work and with this, the capacity of automation to step in where humans must step back.
Australia’s scientists and tech workers have a vital role in helping lead the country out of the socio-economic trauma caused by COVID-19, the woman in charge of our peak science and technology body says.
Prime minister Scott Morrison is expected to highlight skills and industrial relations in his National Press Club address today.
A report by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER),
School-to-work pathways, outlines the transitions young people aged 16-25 make between school and employment.
The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 has taken in a broad range of perspectives. Here Scott Blakemore looks at SME leadership, reminding us that manufacturers can do a better job of being better prepared for the future.
Australian Defence Force personnel sent to Shepparton, Victoria manufacturer Med-Con to lift production of surgical masks have finished up.