Keeping skills ship-shape in Adelaide

Hundreds of workers on the Air Warfare Destroyers project will walk through the shipbuilding valley death unscathed with Christopher Pyne’s announcement that 200 of them will switch to the submarine build in Adelaide. “As many as 100 scholarships would be offered to workers to support opportunities to upskill in roles in operations management, computer-aided design, and engineering and supply chain fields,” the Defence Industry Minister said yesterday. Ah scholarships, now which institution will offer them? Perhaps the long-promised shipbuilding college, the location of which is supposed to be announced by the end of the year.


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