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Low-skilled jobs are "disappearing" from economy: govt
20/07/2012 - Low-skilled jobs are disappearing from the economy and the workforce will need to adapt quickly, according to Federal Skills Minister Chris Evans.
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A new government agency, launched on Thursday by the minister, will work with industry to lift the level of skills among Australia's workforce.
"We have enormous opportunities in Australia as a result of the growth in the economy," Senator Evans told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.
That economic growth would create enormous opportunities for people to move into high-skilled and well-paid jobs.
"Low-skilled jobs are disappearing from the economy as a result of technology (and) structural changes," he said.
The new Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency replaces Skills Australia and will work to identify and close skills shortages within Australia's workforce.
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Stephen | 20/07/2012 18:06 1
Sir, I am sure we are all amazed by the bleatings of the socialist rabble! They saitr around on Friday evenings swilling booze and feeling their ego's expanding, singing a little incoherently THE WORKING CLASS CAN KISS MY AR*E, I AM A LABOR MINISTER AT LAST, I DO KNOW THEY AL NEED AND REALLY DON'T CARE A HOOT!!" SO, what do do these overpaid imbeciles contemplating doing with the large numbers of perfectly good decent AUSTRALIANS, who may not have been blessed with vast intellectual capacity, which is not a crime, or I would have been incarcerated bloody decades ago! They can award them with some phoney degree in mental m**turbation, or basket weaving for dropouts, BUT the fact remains that you cannot transform them into the higher levels of achievement, however much money Wayne Goose throws at this problem!! We would be far better served by putting a large street sweeper through those sacrosanct floors of totally useless unproductive paper wasting and shuffling attendees of many long useless meetings and countless cups of coffee, discussing irrelevancies w3ith deep concern, ! They even delude themselves into thinking and believing that what they do in any day, (which is bloody little to less than!), is actually contributing something towards Australia's well being, productivity, the communist cause, ands aiding and abetting post haste the eventual emasculation of White Australia, by the chinese communist bretheren! How simply appalling is the realisation that we are being herded like those poor unfortunate people of Germany and Poland and other European countries, from the platform at the concentration camp, to just going into the showers for a nice shower in cyanide! It is really amazing, a Socialist government who are hell bent to destroy the working class people of Australia, who have contributed so much, for so long, by so many; that they are now marked for destruction of their once reasonable lifestyle!! No wonder that LYING redhead is DESPISED!! The worst most evil and duplicitous guvmunt in our entire history! So, all you idiots that hated WORK CHOICES etc; where you did have a choice, you have set course to be completely STUFFED! Happy now??
Hedley J. | 23/07/2012 12:43 2
Strong words Stephen. I agree that many of our people just cannot expect to reach the ideals of our left-wing leaders but their answer has already been put into place. As I understand it, everyone will eventually be able to get a degree in "something" and that will be possible because the content of the courses has started to be "dumbed" down so that this can happen. I was left with this opinion after talking with a department head involved in "training" my apprentice. I wanted to know why his course no longer taught metalurgy and engineering drawing in the Fitting & Machining trade. He answered this way: Back when the old Tech School system was closed up, these subjects had to be shut down for budget reasons. To get this teaching, my apprentice would need to enrol in a higher level post-apprenticeship course. The dept head went on to explain that because their average intake (person) arrived with low levels of maths, science, and literacy, these post apprentice levels have had to include catch-up classes to prepare the students to do the degree. What then, I asked, has been pushed out of the usual degree course to make way for this catch-up education? I was left with the belief that the dept head was not prepared to elaborate other than to admit that neither he nor his staff were pleased with what was going on. This dumbing down has been the content of recent newspaper articles so I guess that others are also concerned with the direction our "leaders" are taking us. History, of course, has plenty of examples where bad leadership has taken their people. I sure hope that some of those possible outcomes, mentioned in your comments, just cannot happen in the 21st century. But I bet that's been said before. The question is: what to do about it all? The level of discontent is sure building up amongst those I have contact with.
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