March Update

Key Trends and Emerging Priorities for Industry Information

In March, the Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Reference Committee (IRC) met to further consider the trends impacting their industry and agree on key components of the Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

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The Manufacturing and Engineering IRC also identified the need to develop a Case for Change related to:

  • Welding: to meet new welding standards in areas such as continuous shipbuilding, submarine manufacture and other applications
  • Technician Skills: to reflect requirements for application of emerging technologies and advanced manufacturing processes
  • Trainer / Supervisor / Coordinator skills: to develop training products to meet industry needs

Other priorities identified for the 2018 Proposed Schedule of Work include training products associated with:

  • Non‚Äźdestructive testing
  • Planning, scheduling, logistics and supply chain management
  • Maintenance and diagnostics skills
  • Mechatronics
  • Design/drafting skills
  • Computer aided manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Composite materials
  • Electroplating
  • Hydraulic hose fabrication

A draft Industry Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work will be available for further feedback and comment in April.

November Update

In November, key stakeholder and industry consultations were undertaken as directed by the Manufacturing and Engineering IRC. These discussions identified a number of training package development priorities which were considered by the Committee at their first meeting.

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