Regional Skills Demand Snapshot, South East Melbourne
The South East Melbourne Region of metropolitan Melbourne, encompassing the City of Dandenong, City of Frankston, City of Monash, Cardinia Shire, Mornington Peninsula Shire, City of Kingston and City of Casey is growing rapidly. A supply of highly skilled local workers is critical to underpin this growth, and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system has a key role to play.
However, the VET system and training delivery is not always aligned with the current and future skills needs of local employers. An employer-informed response is required in order to improve this alignment, and help address current and emerging skills shortages. This is important in ensuring that workers in the South East Melbourne Region are skilled, productive and employable.
Industry leaders across the South East Melbourne Region have identified a series of common opportunities, as well as a range of opportunities that are unique to each industry group. The VET system must support industry in capturing these opportunities to ensure the nuanced training and skilling needs of industry are met.
This Regional Skills Demand Snapshot outlines an understanding of industry, their skills needs and challenges for the South East Melbourne Region, and where the focus is required to ensure the economic potential of the region is realised. Action by key stakeholders to address the findings raised in this Snapshot represents the next step in capitalising on the opportunities, to align the provision of VET in the region with the current and future demand of industry.