T&L industry embraces skills development opportunities

The Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) is currently in negotiations with over 50 enterprises to submit applications for funding to the new National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF).

The TLISC has already assisted many organisations in the transport and logistics industry to successfully apply for Government funded training in programs such as Enterprise Based Productivity Places Program (EBPPP), Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) and the Critical Skills Investment Fund (CSIF).

The government is looking for enterprises to co-contribute to developing the skills of their workforces, recognising that if Australia is to lift its productivity and participation levels, our existing vocational education and training (VET) system needs to be broadened into a skills and workforce development system.

EBPPP has resulted in around 1400 participants undertaking qualifications in 37 projects across all transport sectors.

“The future growth and prosperity of Australia’s transport and logistics industry is dependent on its ability to raise its productivity through the skills development of the workforce,” said TLISC’s National Manager – Workforce Development, Eddy Suidgeest.

“We are helping transport and logistics enterprises all around Australia secure the funding they need to develop individualised training programs that will up skill their workers, provide better job security and increase output.”

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