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Skilled migration as a workforce development strategy for the Australian rail industry

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Roslyn CameronRoslyn Cameron, D Joyce, Peter KellPeter Kell, M Wallace
Skill shortages in mission-critical skill sets are greatly affecting the Australian rail industry's ability to perform in the current economic recovery period marked by significant infrastructure expansion. Certain engineering, technical and trade skill shortages remain critical for rail and the Australian economy in general. The rail industry faces a complex environment where not only is there a dwindling supply of skilled labour in these key areas, but the rail industry is also in competition domestically with other industries (mining, electricity, water, gas and construction) for these groups of highly sought after skill sets. The increasing global competition for highly skilled labour adds another dimension of complexity to this situation. This paper reports the preliminary findings from a research project that has been funded by the Australian CRC for Rail Innovation to explore the use of skilled migration as a workforce development strategy for the rail industry. The project has brought together multiple stakeholders for a Skilled Migration Forum and proposed research within a Skilled Migration Creativity Hub.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

17

Start Date

01/01/2010

ISBN-10

0954960823

ISBN-13

9780954960827

Location

Sheffield, UK

Publisher

British Academy of Management,

Place of Publication

London

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute; Rail Innovation Australia Pty Ltd; Southern Cross University; University of Wollongong;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

British Academy of Management. Conference