Under a New Education and Training Model (NETM) the Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) in NSW is looking for companies who need to:

  • access rapid, economical training
  • attract, grow and retain a skilled workforce 
  • build a skill development pipeline for the future.

Having piloted a micro-credential on metal additive manufacturing in partnership with Western Sydney University and GE Additive, the WPCA, through the new model, is actively seeking industry partners who are in need of short, specific training to re-skill their own employees.

Members have reported to Ai Group that it can be challenging to find the training they need quickly through education and training providers. The NETM team will work with you to develop concepts for short, targeted training courses (micro-credentials) of around 40 hours. Once the concept is endorsed by the NETM Industry Reference Group, the WPCA will procure a leading education provider to turn your training concept into a reality.

Priority industries for the NETM are: advanced manufacturing; aerospace & defence; freight & logistics; agribusiness; and pharmaceuticals.

If your organisation has a skills need and would like to work with the NETM team to develop a micro-credential proposal, please register your interest here, or contact the NETM team.