Victoria’s Hume region today outlined its vision to create the jobs of the future, with Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, launching the region’s Workforce Development Plan 2015-2018 in Wangaratta today.
Launching the four-year plan, Ms Pulford said the region’s focus on creating jobs and supporting new and emerging industries strongly aligned with the Andrews Labor Government’s agenda for regional Victoria.
The Labor Government’s $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure fund will support projects across regional and rural Victoria that will build critical infrastructure, create jobs and support new and emerging industries.
Hume’s Workforce Development Plan identified the workforce needs of the region and determined how to meet those needs through activities that will help create a stronger, more productive workforce.
The plan contains a number of strategies for attracting and retaining talent, up-skilling workers, enabling more job opportunities and strengthening collaboration between industries and education providers.
It will better align skills and workforce needs in four of the region’s key sectors – health, aged care and community services; transport, logistics and warehousing; manufacturing; and agriculture.
The aim of the plan is to build stronger retention rates in key industry sectors and greater collaboration across industry, education and training, and government agencies to implement priority projects in the region.
The plan is supported by Hume Regional Development Australia Committee and coordinated through the Hume Workforce Development Committee, including representatives from all levels of government, TAFEs, Local Learning and Employment Networks and the Australian Industry Group.
The Hume Workforce Development Committee will oversee the plan’s implementation, supported by working groups across the four key sectors to action priority initiatives.
To read the Hume Region Workforce Development Plan 2015-2018 visit
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford
“This plan will help the Hume region build skills, capacity and industry capability and attract new entrants to the local economy.”
“We’re supporting regional Victorians to get the skills they need for the jobs they want.”
“Our $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund will support the Hume region to create the jobs of the future, attract investment and grow new and emerging industries.”
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