Perth, Australia (PressExposure) September 01, 2009 -- Commenting on the initiative, CME Chief Executive Reg Howard-Smith said: âThis puts training front and centre as a critical issue, with the focus and support it warrants.
âUp-skilling, training and workforce planning are vital to the Stateâs economic prosperity, and a dedicated agency will ensure that training requirements are met more effectively today and into the future.â
According to CMEâs State Growth Outlook Study released earlier this year, substantial growth in Western Australia is projected to return in the medium to long term, and there are already clear indications of recovery across the resources industry.
âThe current environment is the ideal time for anyone considering a career in the resources sector to gain the skills that will assist them in taking advantage of opportunities when growth returns. The establishment of a Department of Training and Workforce Development will undoubtedly assist this process.â
Earlier this year CME produced a publication, Building Tomorrowâs Workforce Today, that outlined the WA resources sectorâs commitment to training.
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