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Dropout rates from industry to be examined by SA government

The causes of higher than desired drop-out rates in forestry industries training is being examined by a South Australian Government funded project. Source: Timberbiz

Mount Gambier-based Logging Investigation & Training Association and the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub gained the funding South Australian government funding, to identify the barriers impacting on the forestry industry’s assurance of an ongoing skilled workforce.

The project seeks to find out whether existing training courses, together with the traditional way that courses are delivered may be hindering the training outcome rates.

Without better understanding what is causing the low completion rates, training providers cannot offer training services that support companies with a qualified workforce, for both their immediate and future skill demands.

“The project needs local companies to participate without input from those at the coal-face, we cannot be sure that we are doing the very best for the industry,” Sandy Kanahs, LITA Training’s General Manager, said.

LITA Training will be inviting industry leaders to share their views in January and February

If you are interested in participating contact Sandy Kanahs, General Manager, LITA Training: [email protected]

LITA Training and GTFIH acknowledge the South Australian government and its funding through its Building Capability Project (BCP) initiative.