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Why Invest in Training?

The State Training Board encourages industry's ongoing commitment to investing in the training of people in Western Australia.

Through industry's dedication to training to inspire young Western Australian’s we have the opportunity to contribute to the long term prosperity and economic future of Western Australia.

The vocational education and training sector makes an enormous contribution to the development of the economy, the community and the individual, and as such industry and the State Training Board’s engagement is vital in planning for the future of Western Australia’s training system.

Whether we are in a time of economic growth or downturn the VET sector needs to remain flexible, responsive and customer focused.  The State Training Board plays a fundamental role to ensure this happens.

Our future growth and prosperity depends on the extent to which we plan and prepare for the various economic cycles.

Through the economic modelling and scenario planning that the State Training Board commissioned as part of its Beyond the Resources Boom report in 2007, we understand that the training system is well positioned to adapt and respond to changing circumstances. Industry leadership is central both to the planning and implementation processes.

Industry has the opportunity to have its say in the planning of Western Australia’s training system through the relevant industry Training Councils​.