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Industry | Propose a micro-credential

Are you a Western Parkland City employer investing in new technology, but struggling to find workers with the right skills to do the job? The NETM can help.

The NSW Government has committed funding to help rapidly upskill the Western Parkland City’s workforce. Through the delivery of 100 different micro-credentials over a 4-year pilot period (2022-2025), we are working to establish the Western Parkland City as Australia’s growth hub for advanced industries.

We invite industry members in advanced manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, freight and logistics, defence and aerospace, and agribusiness sectors to participate in the ongoing design, development, and delivery of micro-credentials tailored to the needs of employers in the Western Parkland City.

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Maintaining a skilled workforce to keep up with changing technology and new growth opportunities is a constant challenge. This takes time and money, and sometimes the traditional models of training aren't the right fit.

What if your business could influence the targeted training needed to build the talent pool for your industry now, rather than wait for the right course to appear?

Well now you can do just that -- introducing the New Education and Training Model - the NETM.

Funded by the New South Wales Government, the NETM offers targeted short courses, or micro-credentials, that are co-designed by industry experts and education providers, to develop specific skills needed for jobs in growth industries that are not covered adequately in existing training programs.

Unlike a formal qualification which is typically centered on a profession or trade, like law or carpentry, micro-credentials developed by the NETM are focused on a specific skill set, like robotics, which could be applied across multiple roles.

The initial NETM micro-credentials will be focused on skills in priority industries for the Western Parkland City, including Advanced Manufacturing, Freight and Logistics, Aerospace and Defence, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Agribusiness.

There are several ways you can get involved as an industry partner and our team at the Western Parkland City Authority is here to help you find the best solution.

You can choose your level of involvement, from enrolling your staff in our existing micro-credentials, pitching your training concept to our industry panel, co-designing training content with one of our leading education providers, to partnering with one of our education providers to co-deliver a micro-credential -- the NETM will help you meet evolving business needs and make sure all your employees have the skills they need now and into the future.

Interested in partnering with us to develop and grow your workforce through micro-credentials?

Contact us at [email protected] to get started now or visit our website to find out more.

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