Abstract: The Western Australian regional workforce development plans outline key challenges to workforce development in each of the nine regions of the State and provide industry, government and community sector strategies at a local and State level to address them. These strategies are aligned to the five strategic goals of Skilling WA. To generate regional ownership of the plans, regional workforce development alliances have been established within each region. Membership on the regional alliances includes representation from local business, industry groups, local governments (representing community aspirations), relevant government agencies and the local State Training Provider. The role of the Alliance is to provide leadership and oversight for the development and implementation of regional workforce development plans. The role of the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development is provide planning support (including funding) for the development and updates to regional workforce development plans. See also ‘Skilling WA — A workforce development plan for Western Australia’ Strategic goal 1 Increase participation in the workforce particularly among the under-employed and disengaged, mature-aged workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other under-represented groups. Strategic goal 2 Supplement the Western Australian workforce with skilled migrants to fill employment vacancies unable to be filled by the local workforce and address those factors which support a growing population. Strategic goal 3 Attract workers with the right skills to the Western Australian workforce and retain them by offering access to rewarding employment and a diverse and vibrant community and environment to live in. Strategic goal 4 Provide flexible, responsive and innovative education and training which enables people to develop and utilise the skills necessary for them to realise their potential and contribute to Western Australia’s prosperity. Strategic goal 5 Plan and coordinate a strategic State Government response to workforce development issues in Western Australia.
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