Population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA
The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s new Focus on Western Australia report, Population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA, takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the WA labour market and provide a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on how they arise, as well as potential responses by government and industry.
The report will explore barriers that prevent fuller engagement in the labour force as well as solutions in the short term and longer term that would improve access to employment opportunities, and by doing so, capitalise on Australia’s potential workforce talent.
In addition, the report will assess the process and speed of labour market adjustments across Australia’s states and territories and highlight the unique features of WA’s labour market that impede efficient adjustments and prevent the full utilisation of potential labour.
Please join us for lunch with special guest speaker Jessica Shaw MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, and our expert panel: Karen Ho, Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development; Michelle Hoad, Managing Director, North Metropolitan TAFE; Chris Kent, State Director WA, Hays; and Kitty Prodonovich, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry of WA; in a facilitated conversation with Gareth Parker, Journalist, Broadcaster and Commentator, 6PR.
Professor Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, will also join the panel, bringing insights from the national Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra and the intersection of national and state workforce agendas.
During the report launch we will have opening remarks from Professor Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University, and dissemination of the report findings by Professor Mike Dockery and Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan, Principal Research Fellows, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. Craig Moffat, General Manager Retail Strategy, Bankwest, will deliver closing remarks.
Date: Friday 9 September 2022
Time: 11.30am (for a 12.00pm start) – 2.00pm
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Cost: $79 per individual ticket, $632 per table of eight, $59 per student ticket, $59 per Curtin alumni ticket