Skilling WA aims to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce that is flexible, diverse and responsive to changes in labour market, economic or social conditions.
The first edition of Skilling WA was launched in 2010. In response to the State’s emerging economic and labour market challenges, the State Government developed and released a second edition in 2014. This builds on the work of the first edition by coordinating the efforts of State Government agencies, in collaboration with industry, community and Commonwealth Government stakeholders, positioning the State to address current and future workforce planning and development challenges.
Skilling WA, second edition identifies five strategic goals as part of our overarching objective of skilling our State to maximise the availability of skilled labour that can meet the needs of employers, the community and the individual. These goals are supported by 25 areas of strategic focus, which aim to maximise the efforts of State Government agencies and industry stakeholders as they work together to respond to the key issues facing Western Australia's workforce. Each of the areas of strategic focus informs a range of priority actions which aim to deliver projects, programs or policy initiatives to support the attraction, development and retention of a skilled workforce.
For more information, you can download the full version of Skilling WA – A workforce development plan for Western Australia.