Businesses to fund training

I read an interesting article in the Financial Review this morning (unfortunately I cannot link to the online article as it requires paid registration) about how the government is looking to force companies to invest in staff training if they wish to tender for government contracts. This comes on the back of the Department of Workplace Relations announcing last week that there will be a 7.7% annual increase in vacancies within the traditional trades.

It seems Gen-Y’s are just not taking to the traditional trades, instead they are getting university educations.

This coupled with the massive growth in over 65’s in the next 10 years is certainly going to be cause for concern for society in general.