The Australian Gas Technology Conference & Exhibition (AGT) has joined forces with leading oil and gas employers, training bodies and universities to address the shortfall of 36,000 workers required to construct and operate the planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Australia.
What is Australia doing about addressing the skills demand? If the 100 or so media articles which appear each month citing ‘the skills shortage’ are to be believed, the answer is ‘lots’. The issue, however, is how much of this work is being translated to the average Australian seeking an opportunity in the ‘land of promise’.
An aging technical workforce and significant competition from other resource developing countries poses a real threat to Australia’s plans to have the workforce required to fuel the country’s massive resource sector expansion, according to a new study.
In joint research undertaken by leading employment news website for the Australian resource sector, The Resource Channel and communications and marketing specialists, Marketforce, most of the countries Australia typically sources from are also experiencing, or expecting to experience, significant skills shortages.