APESMA’s Project Wise aims to avoid the cost waste and make sure community infrastructure is build wisely and professionally despite the worsening skills crisis. Have your say.
We are trying to address the skills shortage through greater industry training of professionals through mechanisms such as cadetships, and producing other strong mentoring and work-integrated learning practices that facilitate more students in higher education becoming trained professionals within the system.
Specifically we want to challenge the notion that simply tendering projects achieves the best outcome for the community by advocating:
- Mandated training and professional skills development expenditure linked to contract value for successful bidders in government-funded infrastructure projects;
- An entity that monitors all project contractors to ensure that they have training plans in place to improve the supply and development of professionals in the industry; and,
- The establishment by government of a training trust fund that augments industry’s training contributions to address areas of specific skill development that requires experience to be gained in several different entities.
So is your organisation suffering under the skills crisis more than five years ago?
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