PwC’s Skills for Australia has reflected on the progress made since being appointed as a Skills Service Organisation (SSO) 18 months ago.
Since January 2016, PwC’s Skills for Australia has undertaken detailed industry research, engaged with employers and students across Australia and collaborated with experts in the vocational education sector to identify and understand current and emerging trends in the global and domestic economy and how they impact on Australia’s skills needs.
Recently, Skills for Australia was appointed as the lead SSO responsible for cross sector projects in the areas of Cyber Security, Big Data and Teamwork and Communication.
CEO Sara Caplan said this important research directly informed the revision of qualifications and training programs to better match what people learn with the skills needs of industry.
“I look forward to continuing to support our Industry Reference Committees and work with sector stakeholders throughout this process, to give Australians the best possible chance of developing work ready skills to obtain meaningful employment, now and in the future,” Ms Caplan said.
“As a Skills Service Organisation, our role is to work directly with industry to identify skills and knowledge needs in the workforce, and translate these into learning requirements in training products.
“By putting employers at the heart of the nation’s qualifications and training system, we are helping support Australia’s continued global competitiveness and economic prosperity.”
Ms Caplan said the eight industries Skills for Australia was responsible for contributed billions of dollars to the nation’s economy and employed millions of Australians.
“With government and industry working together to strengthen our training system, Australians will have the skills they need to get a job, or a better job.”
PwC’s Skills for Australia was appointed by the Federal Government in 2016 to help ensure the nation’s Vocational Education and Training system keeps pace with the rapid rate of change in the current employment landscape.