Presentation on theme: "THE CURRENT PICTURE EMPLOYMENT: 44,000 new jobs in the next 20 years at the Brisbane Airport precincts at the rate of approx. 2, 500 p.a. Questions that."— Presentation transcript:
THE CURRENT PICTURE EMPLOYMENT: 44,000 new jobs in the next 20 years at the Brisbane Airport precincts at the rate of approx. 2, 500 p.a. Questions that need to be considered…. WHAT EMPLOYMENT SECTORS WILL THESE JOBS BE IN? WILL THERE BE A SKILLS GAP FOR SOME OF THESE JOBS? WHAT WILL BE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM ON SCHOOLS PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE AND FURTHER STUDY IN SOME OF THESE AREAS? WILL THERE BE SUFFICIENT VOCATIONAL PREPARATION UNDERTAKEN BY SCHOOLS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE WORKFORCE? WILL TAFE AND EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDERS HAVE ALL NEW SKILL AREAS COVERED OFF WITHIN THE COMING 3 – 5 YEARS?
INDUSTRY SKILLS COUNCILS Have identified emerging skills across 11 sectors.. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT, STORAGE & LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Are senior school subject offerings geared up to meet the needs of these pathways to further study? BAC will spend $3.3B in infrastructure in the next ten years creating: New roads New runways New terminals (27 new check-in counters) Development of aviation related precinct THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INCREASE AT THE AIRPORT PRECINCT IN THE DEMAND FOR EXISTING SKILLS IN AREAS SUCH AS RETAIL, HOSPITALITY, BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING PRACTITIONERS, REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT STAFF Are TAFE Colleges, RTO’s and Universities prepared for an influx of students to enroll in these areas? SOME BARRIERS FOR EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & TRAINING SECTORS TO CONSIDER… Areas of Transport, Storage & Logistics are not seen as ‘SEXY’ career paths by young people!
THE NEW SKILLS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY To cope with changes in radar technology, airframe building techniques, navigational aids, new aircraft software systems GREEN SKILLS IN TRADITIONAL TRADE AREAS TO ENSURE ENVIRONMANTAL SUSTAINABILITY. For example, Electrical tradesmen need to be trained to construct and fit solar power generating systems to structure roofing. (Rephrase this one Wayne) Plumbers will require waterwise training as population increases, water availability diminishes and the recycling of ‘grey’ water becomes more prevalent More to come here
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS THIS GROWTH AND FILL IN THE SKILLS ‘GAP’? ALIGN SECONDARY SENIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM WITH THE POTENTIAL NEW SKILL REQUIREMENTS AT A VOCATIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEVEL TAFE AND RTO’S SHOULD CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THE NEW COMPETENCY BASED TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THE AREAS OF EXPANSION AND CATER FOR THE INCREASE IN NUMBERS AS A RESULT OF THE NEW JOBS IN TRADITIONAL AREAS UNIVERSITIES SHOULD MAKE THEIR FACULTIES AWARE OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL GAP THAT IS IMMINENT AND PROVIDE ADVANCED CURRICULA IN THE APPROPRIATE AREAS TO MEET THE EMERGING NEEDS OF THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY Transport to and from the airport for employees needs to be addressed by appropriate Translink Authorities, as access is currently difficult