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Summit to address Australia’s skills needs

Media release

 Social demographer Bernard Salt and the Honourable Peter Collier, Minister for Training and Workforce Development in Western Australia, will join delegates to discuss Australia’s skills needs at an upcoming summit.

Presented by Curtin Business School, Skilling Australia: Challenges and Opportunities Towards 2020, will take place on 30 August.

Curtin Business School’s Professor Julia Connell said this event is a must for anyone with an interest in the future of skills in Australia.

“Recent debate regarding enterprise migration agreements has brought the issues surrounding Australia’s skills shortages to public attention,” Professor Connell said.

“This event will not only provide valuable insights into these issues, it will also highlight strategies for meeting Australia’s future skills needs.

“The summit will discuss labour market planning, industrial relations, immigration issues and some of the key local, regional and national challenges related to skills.

“The program will include a diverse range of speakers including political leaders, industry frontrunners, association representatives and a range of researchers.”

Other guest speakers include Robin Shreeve, Chief Executive Officer, Skills Australia; James Pearson, Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia; Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director, Australian Retailers Association and a range of academic experts.

Registrations are open now with early bird rates on offer for bookings confirmed before 30 July.

DETAILS:                   Skilling Australia: Challenges and Opportunities Towards 2020

Date:                           Thursday 30 August, 2012
Venue:                        Parmelia Hilton, Perth
Registration:             www.business.curtin.edu.au/skillsummit


Media contact:
Gracie Daniel, Public Relations Consultant, Curtin University
Tel: 08 9266 3353, Email: gracie.daniel@curtin.edu.au