Sat, 01 Mar 2014
ABDC welcomes a new agreement between Universities Australia and business industry groups to improve the work readiness of university graduates, expand their job opportunities as well as enhance outcomes for employers.
University of South Australia's Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Marie Wilson will be ABDC’s representative on the steering committee to drive this initiative forward.
The agreement, formally announced during an address by Universities Australia Chair Professor Sandra Harding in February, comes as the Federal Government and G 20 Ministers commit to a new target for growing the global economy by an additional two per cent.
Signatories to the agreement are: Universities Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Council of Australia, Australian Industry Group, and the Australian Collaborative Education Network Ltd.
The plan is part of a broader effort, advocated and supported by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency among others, to deepen relationships between universities, entrepreneurs, industry and communities.
Chief Executive of Universities Australia Belinda Robinson said the agreement would intensify and widen the critical partnerships that will lift employment, productivity and international competitiveness.