Skills summit to prepare for the workplace of the future

Equipping Queensland’s workforce for the jobs for the future will be the focus of a Skills and Industry Summit at the end of November.

Industry, small business, universities, the training sector, unions and government will come together to make sure the state is ready and able to meet the labour force needs of a rapidly changing economy.

The summit on Wednesday, November 28 will begin with an Industry Skills Roundtable, where leading CEOs and Board Chairs will discuss how to provide the skills for the workforce of the future.

This will be followed by a Skills and Industry Summit, where 200 delegates and key speakers will discuss the future of work.

Minister for Training and Skills Shannon Fentiman said future jobs must be linked to what is happening in the education system – schools, TAFEs and universities.

“We are engaging with employers, industry and community leaders to ensure our training system keeps pace with our changing economy,” Ms Fentiman said.