Industry Engagement Framework launch
On 10 August, the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson launched the new Industry Engagement Framework alongside the Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert.
As part of the launch the Minister also officially declared the Office of the Victorian Skills Commissioner open for business.
The new Industry Engagement Framework provides a structured way for industry, unions and employers to inform and engage with the training system in Victoria.
It will allow information to be gathered from across the breadth of Victorian industries, as well as for the capture of information about regional industry needs and specific training and system issues.
As part of the framework, 10 new Industry Advisory Groups (IAGs) will be established, covering industries from construction to health.
The IAGs will consist of industry, employers and union representatives who will advise the Commissioner on matters including skill demand pressures in their respective sectors.
The new Framework follows broad consultation by the Commissioner and will include regular and ongoing engagement with industry and is designed to be flexible and able to respond to changing training priorities and emerging issues.
The new Framework will also include Regional Taskforces which will gather information and provide advice about the unique skills needs of regional Victoria.
Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson said the framework will capture “the best information about industry’s skills needs, enabling the Government to make important decisions around the training it funds.”