Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Industry Workforce Plan launched

Pictured at the launch are: Mr Robin Phillips, Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association and Chairman of the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group Hon Matthew Groom, MP, Minister for State Growth Mr Robert Adams, CEO, Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Mr Jeremy Rose, Industry Liaison Officer, Skills Tasmania

Pictured at the launch are:
Mr Robin Phillips, Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association and Chairman of the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group
Hon Matthew Groom, MP, Minister for State Growth
Mr Robert Adams, CEO, Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council
Mr Jeremy Rose, Industry Liaison Officer, Skills Tasmania

The Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Industry Workforce Plan has been developed through the Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Workforce Advisory Group.

On 12th August, the Honourable Matthew Groom MP, Minister for State Growth, launched the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Plan.  Read the plan by clicking the link or on the image below.

The plan sets out the workforce development priorities of the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Industry for the period 2015 – 2018.

Workforce Plan for the Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Industry

Workforce Plan for the Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Industry

The Plan was developed by the Tasmanian Transport Association, through the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group, with project funds provided by Skills Tasmania.

The launch was hosted at SRT Logistics, Brighton, who received the 2015 TLISC Award for Innovation and Excellence in Workforce Development – Road Transport, for their highly successful 2014 Job Ready Program

At the launch, Minister Groom said: “With the economy now growing again under the Hodgman Liberal Government, the industry is facing a number of challenges, including increased parcel postage as a result of growing online retail activity. The sector is also having to manage an ageing workforce, which is why this plan focusses on encouraging young people to choose a career in transport and logistics. Having a highly skilled and efficient workforce is key to the industry reducing productivity costs associated with the increasing use of roads and ports. That’s why it’s so important we invest in workforce development. Through Skills Tasmania, the Tasmanian Government has actively supported the sector to upskill its workforce to develop and pilot innovative ways of delivering pre-employment programs to better meet industry needs.”

Key priorities in the plan include:

  • developing an industry accreditation program for the road transport sector,
  • developing and rolling out “How To” kits for workforce development for 10 key occupations in demand,
  • capacity building projects to address the critical skills shortage in quality trainers and assessors for the industry,
  • addressing the challenges associated with ageing workforce and attractiveness to young people in the context of anticipated increases in labour demands for the industry.

The Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Industry directly employs more than 12,800 people and contributes 1.5b to Gross State Product.

TransTrain is proud to have contributed to the development of this plan and supports the implementation of the plan’s goals.

Read the plan at this link: Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Workforce Plan