A central task for the LTC is formulating market intelligence on skills supply and demand, in particular, current or emerging skills shortages. This involves intensive engagement with industry to gather intelligence for the development of a number of important on-going projects.
In an ever changing market, it is important for your small business to have a productive and engaged workforce.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) are offering free face-to-face advisory sessions to assess and improve your workplace’s flexibility and diversity to ensure you have the workforce you need. CCI will also supply you with their Workforce Skills Assessment and Planning Tool which allows you to adapt your workforce to meet changing conditions. Throughout the process, CCI will provide ongoing phone support to answer any of your queries.
Contact CCI’s Workforce Development Services team to find out how they can help your business on (08) 9365 7560 or email WDS@cciwa.com to book in for a free advisory session.
The Workplace Flexibility and Diversity Service, provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, is funded by the Australian Government.
The Workplace essentials website provides small to medium businesses with a’one-stop’ gateway to find useful information, templates, links and resources that can help them to better plan, attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce.
Developing and implementing workforce planning and workforce development processes in the workplace and having a workforce action plan are essential components of healthy business practice.
Not being able to attract staff and losing and having to replace staff can cost a business time, productivity and money. By investing time into getting your workforce planning and development processes right today, businesses can be better placed to meet their business goals today and tomorrow. This new website makes it easier for businesses to plan and develop their workforce.
Workplace Learning (WPL) is a program developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and managed by individual schools. Workplace learning enables schools and industry to work together to provide opportunities for students in Year 10, 11 and 12 to prepare for the workplace. The system is flexible and times and dates can be negotiated with the employer. Insurance is covered and no payment is required. Tasks undertaken by the student are negotiated with the employer, in order for the student to achieve a set of specified skills assessed by the employer. Students who successfully complete this program can count it as the equivalent of one unit towards their 20 units required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
Workplace Learning is a great way to introduce young people to your company and to observe students who may be potential employees. The company may choose to offer employment or to take students on as school based trainees. Current employees can also benefit by working as mentors for the students and developing their own training skills.
Please contact your local secondary school or the LTC for more information.
The LTC also promotes industry take-up of training, including new training initiatives and new and existing worker traineeships. We provide advice on workforce development, trainees, and we require industry involvement in establishing new traineeships.