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Ray Pincombe LGMA National President Local Government Skills Shortage Forum 2009.

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1 Ray Pincombe LGMA National President Local Government Skills Shortage Forum 2009

2 2006 Forum – Key Objectives explore and define the impact on the provision of local government services; identify and define issues requiring national attention; develop initiatives and strategies and coordinate a sector wide action plan to address issues

3 WORKING POPULATION MARKET DEMAND BABY BOOMERS RETIRING EVOLVING JOB MARKET Evolving Job Market

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5 2006 Forum – Key Outcomes National Skills Shortage Strategy Formation of a Steering Committee made up of professional peak bodies to: – audit current initiatives – identify gaps – develop and promote sector wide strategies – negotiate and advocate with relevant agencies – secure funding opportunities

6 Key Initiatives Image Local Government Careers Leadership Building/Showcasing Innovation

7 Priority Areas Mature Blue Collar Workers Underutilised Workers Identified Skills Gaps Centre for Excellence

8 Success To-Date Expansion of Government Skills Australia to incorporate workforce development Centre for Excellence

9 Objectives of 2009 Forum Review National Skills Shortage Strategy Review the Federal Governments skills initiatives Review the impact of the global financial crisis Raise awareness of related skills initiatives

10 2009 Forum - Key Objectives 2009 Skills Forum has been designed to identify the impact of numerous changes since the strategy was released in May 2007:- – Global Financial Crisis – Climate Change – New Federal Government – Infrastructure

11 Outcome for 2009 Forum An action plan for a new way forward for the Local Government sector to meet its skills needs over the next 5 to 10 years


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