The Manufacturing-Brisbane South Skills Formation Strategy (SFS) covers the City of Logan, City of Redlands and Brisbane City south of the Brisbane River. This strategy specifically focuses on the manufacturing sectors of machinery, equipment, manufacturing and metal products.
Prior to the commencement of the skills formation strategy, Manufacturing Skills Queensland developed a 3-year Industry Skills Plan, and the subsequent Industry Skills Report, developed in October 2008.
The consultation with the manufacturing and engineering industry conducted as part of the development of the industry skills plan identified four key drivers that will shape future directions for the Queensland manufacturing and engineering industry. It is these key drivers that will form the basis of the skills formation strategy to shape the outcomes from the skills and labour value chain, that is:
- Increased specialisation and value adding in manufacturing products to remain competitive.
- Building world competitive capacity, work management and productivity.
- Encouraging strong leadership and more leading adopters on skills development.
- The retention of manufacturing capacity in small businesses to support the supply chains of major companies.
Additionally, the skilling themes identified within the industry skills plan create a range of working strategies and solutions that can be rolled out as part of the skills formation strategy. These will further assist the manufacturing sector develop a new outlook on skills formation, including active industry participation in driving skills solutions and realigning training to better meet the needs of industry.