Forum probes rail skills deficit

THE issue of critical skills shortages in the rail industry will be addressed tomorrow and Friday at Southern Cross University’s Tweed campus.

The Rail Skilled Migration Forum, hosted by Southern Cross University, the Australasian Railway Association and the Co-operative Research Centre for Rail Innovation, will be attended by more than 60 specialists from the government and private sectors across Australia.

SCU’s Dr Ros Cameron said importing skilled workers from overseas would be presented as a solution to the critical shortage.

The forum is intended as a first step in the establishment of a Skilled Migration Creativity Hub to investigate potential international educational partnerships.

Work will also begin on a website designed to provide a one-stop shop for information.



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