Industry leader’s idea for skills ministers

For admirers of vocational kabuki, the COAG Skills Council performs today

State and federal ministers meet in Brisbane and Innes Willox, from employer organisation Ai Group, has a suggestion. “Now is not the time for the federal government and its state counterparts to emphasise points of difference, argue over minutiae or play games of petty politics or one-upmanship. Industry, the education and training sector and the wider community need a national agreement now on how to best lift productivity and fill our emerging skills gaps and needs.”

Whatever can he mean? The Victorian Government decision to run its own VET review (CMM November 4) while the feds work on implementing the Joyce plan nationally and the Productivity Commission considers funding and student loan models (CMM November 18), you say?

Jove but some of you are cynics.


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