Manufacturing Alliance at Australian Manufacturing Week 2024

On the 16-18 of April, the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance (Manufacturing Alliance) team participated in Australian Manufacturing Week in Sydney. Hosted by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Inst. Ltd (AMTIL), Australian Manufacturing Week showcases the latest innovations, technologies, and equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector.   

David Barron (Executive Manager, Stakeholder Engagement), Mark Shaddock (Manager, Stakeholder Engagement) and Ian Martin (Industry Engagement Liaison Officer) had a great week engaging in discussions with industry stakeholders to understand their needs and priorities.  

On the second day, David presented on the Future Solutions Speaker Sessions Stage and spoke on ‘Addressing the challenges of the changing manufacturing workforce’. During his presentation, he discussed our Initial Workforce Plan, which offers a window into the current manufacturing workforce challenges and opportunities. 

Overall, Australian Manufacturing Week provided a platform for networking and knowledge sharing. As the Jobs and Skills Council for manufacturing, we are committed to supporting the manufacturing sector and were pleased to participate in the event. 

Read an excerpt of our Initial Workforce Plan here  

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