Automotive industry workforce advisory appointment recognises HVIA’s existing work program on skills
HVIA CEO Todd Hacking has been appointed to the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance’s Automotive Strategic Workforce Advisory Panel (SWAP).
Founded in 2021, the organisation is one of a series of independent Jobs and Skills Councils set up by the Federal Government to provide industry with a stronger, more strategic voice in ensuring Australia’s VET sector delivers better outcomes for learners and employers.
With the aim of reinvigorating the VET sector, the Councils – in collaboration with key stakeholders – are responsible for workforce planning, training product development, collaborations, careers pathways, and managing and resolving disputes.
Hacking will be part of a dedicated group of experts and stakeholders providing the Alliance with strategic guidance, industry insights, and recommendations on workforce-related matters and project priorities.
As an active industry representative, he will help ensure the organisation’s education products and projects are designed to meet the evolving needs of employers, can effectively respond to emerging technologies, and remain flexible in the face of ever-changing market demands.
Hacking says the appointment recognises HVIA’s existing work program on skills.
With a key objective of securing a highly skilled workforce to ensure the industry’s viability and capacity to deliver innovation, HVIA undertakes a variety of initiatives aimed at addressing the quality and relevance of apprenticeships and traineeships, delivery standards and career promotion.
Through its Leading Industry Transition to Electromobility (LITE) project, HVIA has established a Skills and Training Working Group to identify and resolve issues around electric heavy vehicle skills and training.
“We will now have a voice on the strategic advisory group to assist in the future skilling requirements of the next-generation workforce,” Hacking says.
For more information on the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance visit: https://ausmasa.org.au/.
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