Getting The Conversation Going
In excess of 60 people attended NAMIG's industry forum Partnering To Deliver Our Future Workforce at Central Districts Football Club on the 24 March.
His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia, provided a comprehensive introduction for employers to consider why they need to recognise education as a significant means of developing their next generation of employees. Presentations from local employers then provided examples of a range of forms of engagement that they are using with education.
To view His Excellency's speech, click here
Megan Lilly of the Australian Industry Group completed the presentations by introducing some considerations of the positive impact that this partnership can have on communities that are often disadvantaged in two-speed economies. Her suggestion that school engagement and
retention is not achieved by 'nailing students to the seats' extended the challenge for industry to become more involved in enhancing education.
Healthy table discussion followed with participants identifying actions that will achieve greater engagement and topics that could be part of a future forum. These responses indicated that although busy, participants were supportive of NAMIG and a attending a further industry forum later in the year.
A second Industry Forum has been scheduled for Tuesday, 19 October 2010 4.30-6.00 pm at Playford Civic Centre, click to download invitation
Interested employers wishing to engage with NAMIG can seek more information from our Industry Liaison Officer, Mr Bob Sloan on 08 8260 8903 or contact us.
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