The Hon David Pisoni MP, Minister for Innovation and Skills
Skilling South Australia has a clear purpose – to increase apprenticeships and traineeships, leading to lasting careers, and to grow our skilled workforce in preparation for the wave of massive economic opportunity coming from growth industries, such as defence, digital, cyber security and health.
To ensure South Australians are ready for the jobs that will flow from these industries, we are building a stronger and more stable training sector that gives students the foundation for real careers and better aligns training with industry needs.
The South Australian Government is creating a pro-business environment that supports jobs, growth and industry development.
South Australia’s eight Industry Skills Councils have been established and are providing advice to the government on industry training needs.
Recent months have been challenging for businesses, families and communities, with bushfires and COVID-19 affecting businesses, jobs and our way of life.
As we now get back to business, it’s reassuring to know we live in one of the healthiest and safest places in the world. South Australia offers a perfect environment for businesses to grow, with a high standard of living, a strong training system and an environment that supports learning opportunities.
Young South Australians need a range of pathways to secure the jobs of the future and the investment through the State Government’s $200 million Skilling South Australia program is central to achieving this goal.
To make sure South Australia’s workforce is skilled and ready for jobs in the future, Skilling South Australia has introduced significant initiatives for students, industry, training organisations and the system as a whole.
Now is the time for us to build a stronger and more secure training system, and to ensure South Australia’s workforce is suitably skilled to meet the future needs of industry.