In May, a group led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel forecasted severe impacts for our research workforce. These included the loss of the equivalent of up to 21,000 full-time jobs in universities this year, including around 7,000 related to research.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: Industry 4.0, skills and SMEs by David Fox and Inu Rana
Today, @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series turns to technology adoption among SMEs. Inu Rana and David Fox look at some of the difficulties and benefits of increased digitalisation for smaller companies, and what it means in practical terms. There is no denying that technology is making an impact on manufacturing worldwide, helping the industry keep…
Prime Scott Morrison last week outlined a plan to create jobs and revitalise the economy post COVID-19. Part of this so-called Jobmaker plan includes an overhaul of the “bewildering”, “unresponsive” and “fundamentally flawed” skills sector.
Prime minister Scott Morrison is expected to highlight skills and industrial relations in his National Press Club address today.
SAGE Group has launched a course to upskill Australia’s workforce to meet the demands in Industry 4.0.
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.
A new deal plan for manufacturing – Manufacturing will languish without action to train a skilled Australian workforce
@AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing turns to the importance of VET skills. Gary Workman describes why these are vital for the industry’s future prosperity.
Australian Defence Force personnel sent to Shepparton, Victoria manufacturer Med-Con to lift production of surgical masks have finished up.
Adelaide’s Axiom Precision Manufacturing has begun producing face shields designed by Defence Science and Technology Group.
A new deal for manufacturing – a strategy to support a new era in Australian manufacturing by Shay Chalmers
Our crowd sourced new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 continues. Here Shay Chalmers writes about what we can do to turn this economic downturn into a manufacturing success story. Research and evidence shows that the current economic downturn could result in the resurgence of local manufacturing – a new era in Australian manufacturing. To…