Macaulay plans ahead for print

Printing Industries CEO Andrew Macaulay represented print at the Industry Reference Committee (IRC), held earlier this month, looking to the future of work.

As the chairman of the Printing & Graphic Arts IRC, Macaulay is responsible for providing input into certified training.

“The process is to ensure certified training is meeting the skills demand of employers,” says Macaulay.

Printers across the currently, particularly in regional Victoria and NSW have been struggling to find apprentices, with Printing Industries having called for more work to be done in encouraging young people into the industry.

Two major research projects commissioned by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee were featured in the discussions: the National Industry Insights Report and the Future Priority Skills Resource.

Printing Industries says “These resources will be used by IRCs to help inform their thinking and assist in the development of their future industry skills forecasts.  Evidence based research coupled with grass roots industry intelligence, is critical for guiding and developing nationally recognised training to serve Australia now and into the future.”

As chairman, Macaulay will submit print’s plans alongside other IRCs in April 2018.

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