From the CEO
2015 Environmental Scan
Each year, many months of planning, research and composition culminates in the production of the the Transport and Logistics Environmental Scan (E-Scan).
I am pleased to announce the Department of Education and Training formally approved TLISC’s 2015 E-Scan earlier this month and we look forward to launching it at the TLISC Awards for Excellence on 9 April. I would like to thank our stakeholders for their input and to acknowledge the effort of the TLISC team responsible for pulling together an exceptional report.
MOU with Western Sydney Institute of TAFE
On Friday 27th, February I was very pleased to join Mr Robin Shreeve, Institute Director, Western Sydney Institute of TAFE to sign a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MOU) between TLISC and Western Sydney Institute. The intent is for our two organisations to work collaboratively in identifying how we can both support improved outcomes in Vocational Education and Training for the Transport and Logistics Industry. I am confident that our relationship will deliver a productive relationship which given the growth in the industry occurring in Western Sydney will provide opportunity in the future for the development and implementation of innovative strategies to support improving the skills and productivity of the transport and logistics workforce.
Australian Business Productivity and Innovation Summit 2015
I presented at this summit in Sydney where I was able to outline the key trends in productivity growth in the Australian Transport and Logistics Industry over the last 30 years (average mean annual growth 1.2%). In recent years, the industry has been a particularly strong performer, and this is expected to continue in the short to medium term. I also was able to demonstrate the impact and linkage between investment in improving skills can have in improving productivity. It is also important to highlight that there has been significant investment in new technology to support improved operational and productivity performance but this has required the development and delivery of training to ensure that skills keep pace with new technology, systems and equipment. Feedback from industry stakeholders has reinforced the positive impact that improved technical skills has had on operational performance.
There were a broad range of presenters at the summit from industry peak bodies and associations, financial sector, retail sector, information technology industry, digital technology industry and higher education institutions who highlighted the current challenges faced and the strategies being used to improve productivity.
Next month’s eNewsletter will showcase winners of the 2015 TLISC Awards for Excellence following the presentation event being held in Melbourne on Thursday, 9 April. With polishing touches being put on the plans for the evening, the TLISC team is looking forward to recognising and celebrating the achievements of those excelling in our industry.
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