Industry leaders' responses

“Future-focused training delivered with and in industry will be the critical factor that will turn the aspirations of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy into real opportunities to increase manufacturing capability onshore.”

Innes Willox  Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

“We need to support upskilling and reskilling for people with a wide range of prior experience and capabilities, including through flexible, stackable micro‑credentials.”

Jennifer Westacott AO  Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Australia

“We need to record and document our consensus here [at the IBSA Roundtable] and say it to Government in one voice.”

Scott Connolly  Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions

“Australia needs a strong modern manufacturing sector to be globally competitive, but to produce innovative products we need to overhaul our education and training sectors. We need quality training that is jobs-focused and delivers skills right across the supply chain.”

Dr Ross Lambie  Chief Economist, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry