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Labor’s focus on skills and training

  • State and Federal Labor both determined to enhance skills and training  
  • Only Labor will properly support TAFE

Federal Labor’s commitment to the TAFE system fits perfectly with Tasmanian Labor’s plan to overhaul skills and training in the state.

Shadow Minister for Youth, Skills and Training Josh Willie said the two policies complement each other.

“State and Federal Labor are in tune when it comes to skills and training,” Mr Willie said.

“Bill Shorten has committed to investing an additional $637.6 million into TAFE and vocational education.

“It’s a great commitment and one that complements our policy to reinvigorate skills and training in Tasmania.

“Labor will establish Industry Advisory Councils to create a strong link between industry and education providers.

“The councils will play a key role in deciding how TAFE dollars are spent to meet workforce requirements.

“Labor will also back businesses with an apprentice bonus scheme.

“The scheme will provide $3000 per position to encourage business to take on more apprentices and trainees.

“With Labor focusing on skills and training at both a state and federal level, we can tackle the full-time employment crisis in Tasmania.”