Future-proofing Queensland Manufacturing
Manufacturing Skills Queensland is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
MSQ is working with the Queensland Government to support you and the wider industry with the skills, opportunities, and information to build a thriving future in manufacturing.
We’re at the start of our work, here to support you in a number of ways.
Industry Workforce Advisor (IWA)
MSQ is fully funded by the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) to help small to medium manufacturing businesses develop solutions to workforce challenges.
The Industry Workforce Advisory initiative supports manufacturers to identify key workforce challenges and advises on strategies to address business priorities and grow a diverse workforce.
This may include identifying recruitment strategies to expand candidate pools and considering underrepresented groups (e.g. migrants, young people, those who identify as women, First Nations or as having a disability).
Fully funded by the Queensland Government, the IWA Program is easy to complete with our Industry Workforce Advisor who will support you through the process of focusing on your specific workforce needs and challenges.
It’s about having the right people, with the right skills, and in the right role, to maximise your business priorities and promote productivity growth.
How does the IWA program work
Why have a workforce plan
Industry Skills Advisors
MSQ has been selected as the Industry Skills Advisory organisation for the manufacturing industry, funded by the Queensland Government Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) and aligns with Skills for Queensland – Great Training for Quality Jobs Priorities.
Manufacturing Industry Skills Advisors (ISAs) engage with employers, small business and industry stakeholders to provide high quality, evidence-based industry advice and intelligence about current and emerging industry direction, regional skills needs and training solutions, job growth and employment opportunities.
This advice will:
- inform and align DYJESBT training and skills priorities and decision-making, including program design and investment settings which will implement skilling solutions for industry
- support and connect with DYJESBT industry engagement framework priorities including the work of departmental regional officers, Regional Jobs Committees, Jobs Queensland and the Ministerial Skills Roundtable
- inform and contribute to national vocational education and training (VET) reform agendas and the review and development of training package product
- support employer, small business and industry’s connection and engagement with VET and VET pathways and DYJESBT programs, initiatives, and events.
The ISAs manage 5 Key Industry Reference Groups (IRG) which cover the following manufacturing sectors:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Food and Beverage
- Meat Processing
IRGs meet quarterly and represent manufacturers from across Queensland. Members provide insight and advice on skilling requirements and initiatives, Training Package updates, and review and provide recommendations regarding government investment. If you would like to receive further information on being a part of one of our Industry Reference Groups, please register your interest below.