Abstract: To meet the challenges of increased demand for skilled labour, the State Government has developed Skilling WA — A workforce development plan for Western Australia (Skilling WA), a framework to build, attract and retain a skilled workforce and ensure that Western Australia has the capacity and capability for continued economic success. This first edition of Skilling WA is a dynamic document and will be regularly reviewed and updated. It focuses on growing the workforce through increased participation, targeted skilled migration and attracting and retaining a skilled labour force in Western Australia's regions. Skilling WA — A workforce development plan for Western Australia seeks to address the issues impacting on the State’s workforce today and in the future. The plan provides the framework for maximising the availability of skilled labour by developing the State’s workforce through increased labour force participation, providing flexible, responsive and innovative education and training, increasing the State’s participation in the national migration program and by attracting and retaining a skilled labour force to Western Australia, especially in regional areas. 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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