“Ai Group welcomes the finalisation of the agreement between the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments for a new National Skills Agreement,” Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group said today.

“We need to develop and deliver the skills our economy needs in a timely and future-focused way and this Agreement is a potential game-changer if implemented well and swiftly.

“We encourage the States and Territories to fully engage with the Agreement and to make the most of this historic and economy-changing plan.

“Delivering a high performing training system is critically important to addressing our poor productivity performance and it will enable us to meet current and emerging challenges while increasing real incomes.

“This Agreement could not be more timely or more pressing and we need to make it happen and get on with the job at hand,” Mr Willox said.

Further details about the National Skills Agreement can be found on the Department of Employment & Workplace Relations website

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