Connecting industry with skills
Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) is a not-for-profit association of members from industry, training organisations and government to help industry connect with skills.
ESQ engages with industry to research workforce needs and develop and implement solutions to address those needs.
ESQ works in the following industries:
• Electricity: Electrotechnology, electricity supply and generation, rail, renewable energy
• Gas: Transmission and distribution, CSG to LNG, drilling and completions
• Mining: Surface and underground
If we are to believe everything we have been told by print and electronic media recently, we could be forgiven for thinking that Queensland’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) drilling and well servicing sector was facing a shaky future. This is not so. The recent volatility in the number of jobs in this sector can be…Read More
This provides, for the first time, an estimate of the extent and nature of all accredited vocational education and training (VET) delivered in 2014 by Australian training providers. Preliminary analysis of this dataset by Energy Skills Queensland reveals some promising highlights for the state. In 2014 Queensland delivered the highest number of both completions and…Read More
The holiday period is a joyous occasion; catching up with family and friends, celebrating the year that was and looking forward to prosperous times ahead. For employers and employees, this is a brief period of respite from their work commitments, in which they can spend time with loved ones and indulge in some ‘holiday cheer’.…Read More
The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP welcomed the first release of data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) on Total VET Activity (TVA). The release shows the contribution of private sector vocational training as well as the government funded training data previously available. The Total VET…Read More
In late 2014, Energy Skills Queensland collected workforce intelligence from stakeholders in the state’s energy and telecommunications industries. Combining this with in-house research and industry opinion highlights the key trends impacting the industry, and the effect this is having on skills. The energy and telecommunications industries continue to face challenges. The decline in the price…Read More
Legislation establishing Jobs Queensland has passed State Parliament, providing for industry to have an independent voice on skills and training needs to develop a sustainable workforce for the future. Led by an independent board, the new authority will provide strategic industry advice on skills demand and long term workforce planning, helping government to prioritise its…Read More