TAFE SA seeks members for Regional Skills Advisory Committee

Nov 17, 2022

TAFE SA is establishing a Regional Skills Advisory Committee on the Limestone Coast.

TAFE SA is establishing a new Regional Skills Advisory Committee on the Limestone Coast as part of its ongoing commitment to the region’s education and training needs.

The committee will play a key role in identifying skills needs and working with TAFE SA to ensure training offered in the region is sustainable, viable and relevant to local employers and industry.

The Limestone Coast committee will be the first of its kind and will be a model for another seven regional committees to be established across the state.

TAFE SA is currently seeking nominations from industry and community members interested in joining the Regional Skills Advisory Committee.

Chief Executive David Coltman says it is an exciting opportunity for members of the community to contribute to the planning and development of training in the Limestone Coast.

“TAFE SA is looking forward to strengthening our engagement with the local community through the new Regional Skills Advisory Committee,” Mr Coltman says.

“We welcome nominations from industry and employers, schools, community service providers and others with an interest in developing a skilled workforce that meets the region’s needs now and into the future.”

The Regional Skills Advisory Committee will bring together representatives from TAFE SA and industry as well as other community stakeholders to develop and implement a Regional Skills Action Plan and follow-up projects.

Mr Coltman says the establishment of a Regional Skills Advisory Committee is a direct response to feedback from TAFE SA’s draft Regional Plan 2021-22, which was released in September 2021.

The draft plan provided a framework for a new way of working with regional communities and industries.

“Through the consultation and feedback process it was evident that communities wanted to be involved in TAFE SA decision making at a local level and be able to provide suggestions, identify improvements and highlight future skills needs,” Mr Coltman says.

“South Australian regions are diverse and have different needs and aspirations. The Regional Skills Advisory Committee will enable the local community to engage with TAFE SA and have a greater say in the training provided on the Limestone Coast.”

“We are committed to increasing accessibility to training and education opportunities across regional, rural and remote South Australia and the Regional Skills Advisory Committees will help us to achieve this,” Mr Coltman says.

For further information and to nominate for a position on the Limestone Coast Regional Skills Advisory Committee, visit the TAFE SA website.