ALP policy: Manufacturing Skills Plus

ALP News     |     12 August 2013

ALP logoPrime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced Manufacturing Skills Plus, a $35 million initiative to provide 6,800 new training places to up-skill workers and help them make the transition to higher paying high tech manufacturing jobs.

The Manufacturing Skills Plus initiative aims to stimulate the manufacturing sector by:

  • Investing $35 million in skills training over the next two years to help businesses transition from low tech to high tech manufacturing.
  • Creating 6,800 training places for manufacturing workers to develop new skills.
  • Providing a greater level of support for small businesses with less than 100 employees, to help them develop and expand into new competitive manufacturing areas.
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