Gunnedah Shire Council has drafted the Gunnedah Shire Workforce Plan (2020-24) to help ensure a skilled workforce and local educational opportusnities into the future.
The Gunnedah Shire Workforce Plan has been developed in conjunction with workforce and education stakeholders to pinpoint the areas where there are labour shortages and find solutions.
The plan is now on public exhibition and can be viewed at www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au. Click on Council: What We Do and then Draft Documents and Exhibition (under The Future of Gunnedah).
A report to Council this week stated Gunnedah Shire, like many places in regional Australia, was facing a skilled labour shortage.
The plan sets objectives to ensure Gunnedah Shire has high quality local skills that are accessible and responsive to the needs of employers and employees. It aims to assist in diversifying the economy by providing training opportunities to diversify the skill set of residents.
The plan recognises the critical role employment plays in growth and productivity of the Shire.