Defence Industry Minister spruiks jobs and career development potential

Posted: 7th Nov

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has officially opened the National Defence Industry Skilling and Workforce Summit and the launch of the Defence Industry Internship Program to support the government’s $200 billion investment in Australia’s defence capability.

Minister Price opened the National Defence Industry Skilling and Workforce Summit – with more than 100 defence skills industry leaders expected to gather in Perth this week to work on a plan to ensure Australia has the skilled workforce it needs to deliver the Morrison government’s job-creating defence industry agenda.

"The two-day summit will drive the unified national effort required to build a skilled defence industry workforce, which is critical to delivering our $200 billion investment in enhanced defence capability," Minister Price said.

As a key initiative of the 2019 Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy, the summit will facilitate the co-ordination necessary to build a greater understanding of future defence industry workforce needs.

Groups attending will include Australian industry, all levels of government, education providers and industry associations and networks.

Minister Price added, "The supply of skilled defence industry workers is critical, requiring all stakeholders across industry and government to work together. This summit is the start of an important conversation, bringing the skills-needs of our sector into the limelight."

Source: Defence Connect -