A skills shortages in a number of fields is still hampering economic development in Tasmania, particularly in regional areas.
The construction industry is in
such a need of construction workers that a number of initiatives are being launched to help address the shortage including contacting apprentices that never completed their apprenticeships and offering employers incentives to hire these workers to complete their training.
They have also implemented a TasTafe training project to give workers job-ready training.
It is believed the number of apprentices in the state needs to double if we are to fill the gaps.