Workforce training solutions for large employers and investors in NSW.
What we do
The Workforce development team from Training Services NSW helps large employers and investors across metro and regional NSW:
- Access funding for supported training
- Attract and hire new talent
- Upskill and reskill existing staff
- Overcome workforce challenges and skills shortages
- Navigate the education and training system
- Connect with industry, training providers, recruiters, schools and government for workforce training.
- Funding for training to manage existing and emerging skills gaps or shortages
- Training solutions, particularly for emerging or fast-growing industries
- Talent attraction and hiring solutions
- Workforce re-deployment solutions
- Partnerships with universities to access graduate talent
- Partnerships with schools and training providers to build a talent pipeline
- Concierge and account management for specialist workforce development
- Links to training providers and specialists in VET and higher education
- Solutions to build workforce diversity
- Support for emerging, state-wide industry skill needs into the future.
We support workforce development across a range of innovation districts and industry place-based precincts across NSW including:
- Tech Central
- Special Activation Precincts (SAPs) in Parkes, Moree, Wagga Wagga, Snowy Mountains and Williamtown
- Regional Job Precincts (RJPs) in Albury, Richmond Valley, South Jerrabomberra and Namoi
- Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) in the Central-West Orana, New England, South-West NSW, Hunter-Central Coast and Illawarra regions
- Hydrogen Hubs in the Hunter and Illawarra regions.
Case studies – Delivering workforce solutions
TSNSW WFD has partnered with Investment NSW and a number of delivery partners to develop and deliver the Driving Digital Skills Program to advanced manufacturing businesses and other high-growth industries in NSW.
The program helps businesses identify, integrate and capitalise on new and emerging Industry 4.0 technologies throughout their operations in a rapidly accelerating digital world. Workers across a wide range of roles develop the digital skills needed for innovative technology transformation and to drive productivity.
Skills Lab, HR Culture, the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) and the SME@UTS deliver the industry development and upskilling program collaboratively as a learning pathway through short workshops and stackable micro-credentials that can lead to a full qualification.
The Driving Digital Skills Program pilot commenced in February 2022 for a select group of companies and participants.
TSNSW WFD collaborated with the bus industry, TAFE NSW and other NSW Government agencies to develop new training to support the safe operation and servicing of electric buses.
More than 15,000 workers will need to upskill from a diesel platform to be able to work on an electric vehicle platform and safely work with high voltage zero emission buses to meet the Transport for NSW state goal to transition a fleet of diesel buses by 2030.
NSW is leading the nation by developing a training and workforce development solution for the bus industry for workers who drive, maintain, service and repair electric buses across Australia.
We have funded the development of industry-led specialist training and more than 2,000 places for NSW Zero Emission Bus companies in NSW.
By collaborating with Flying Bark Productions and TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore, TSNSW WFD developed a recruitment-to-retention program helping to satisfy the local demand for 2D animators in the rapidly growing animation and visual-effects industry.
Together, our targeted promotions attracted artists and illustrators keen to adapt and extend their skills and talents to create characters, backgrounds, and storyboards for animation in a 2D space. As a result, over 200 prospective 2D animators competed to take up one of the 15 positions available in the program.
Each recruit undertook intense, customised training to develop their skills for the digital platform environments that 2D animators work in. They then took up/joined a short internship with Flying Bark, giving each recruit the chance to immerse themselves in the workplace setting and apply and test out their newly developed skills.
All recruits completed the opportunities offered through the program, with eight selected for ongoing roles and others job-ready for other studios to snap up and onboard.
By working together with Flying Bark and TAFE NSW from the inception of the workforce development project, we customised the training to meet local industry requirements. As a result, we expanded the pool of skilled candidates for the local market and helped progress the career pathway options for artists and illustrators.
Customised workforce solutions
We contextualise, fund training and workforce attraction strategies to meet your unique business and growth needs for large employers and investors:
- With a state-wide presence
- Experiencing rapid growth
- Working with Regional NSW
- In the Technology sector
- In the Early Childhood Education sector.
Contact the Workforce Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.