Industry leaders discuss engineering shortage
Engineering leaders, including APESMA CEO Chris Walton, have participated in a panel discussion to identify strategies to address the engineering skills shortage.
Latest Reports from ANET
Australia needs a national engineer strategy
Engineers are the backbone of Australia’s national economy, contributing the skills to plan, design and build national infrastructure and to innovate and drive productivity growth across all sectors of the economy.
The Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET) is a partnership directed to rebuilding, growing and maintaining Australia’s professional engineering capacity. ANET partners offer models and solutions to be brought together with new policies and programs to create a national engineer strategy.
Engineers identify impacts of skills shortage: survey report
A survey of nearly 2400 engineers by the Australian National Engineering Taskforce has revealed critical gaps in engineering skills and capacity at workplaces across Australia, highlighting the potentially catastrophic impacts of Australia’s engineering skills crisis.
ANET partners meet with Julia Gillard
While ANET was initially formed to develop contributions on Higher Education reform (see our submissions to the Deputy Prime Minister), we have been encouraged to broaden our agenda to include a range of projects on the following topics:
- Supply, demand and skills development analysis by industry sector, and in particular in major infrastructure industries such as road, rail, construction, water and electricity
- Recruitment and retention strategies
- Higher Education
- VET and Higher Education articulation
- Contracting and procurement models
- On the job skills development
These projects will be rolled out progressively from the beginning of 2010.