Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (RDAMNC) and Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers (RDANR) are currently reaching out to Macleay Valley businesses to assist in identifying skill shortages across the region.
Results of a North Coast Skills Audit will help identify training and skills shortages and assist in the development of locally based policies and programs.
Kempsey Shire Council's Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, Marilyn Breen, said the skills audit would build on the work of the Macleay Valley Business Confidence Survey.
"This is the type of information that we've been gathering as part of our survey and industry-based workshops and will help to inform our draft Macleay Valley Economic Development and Tourism Strategy," she said.
"We encourage local businesses and industries to complete the online survey to help provide a clearer picture of our local skills profile to help influence the types of economic activity and training into the future."
The online Skills Audit Survey is open until Wednesday June 19. Registered businesses that complete the survey go into a draw to win an Ipad.
The North Coast Skills Audit follows on from the successful 2017 skills audit conducted by RDAMNC.
Results from the 2017 audit showed that 50 per cent of respondents indicated skill levels were currently unfulfilled across all sectors on the Mid North Coast region.
An important recommendation from the 2017 audit was the need for collaboration with education and training providers, to address the future education and training needs of each industry sector.
To take part in the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorthCoastSkills
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