There were 805 more housing starts in 2020 compared to 2019 – an increase of 27.5% – 24.4 percentage points above the national increase of 3.1%.
South Australia also led the way in school enrollment with an increase of 20.1%. Nationally, there was a 9.6 percent decrease.
Marshall’s Liberal government has pledged to develop a viable and skilled workforce, ready for the jobs of today and tomorrow, by announcing $ 215.5 million in the 2021 state budget -2022 for TAFE SA to provide a contemporary industry leading public supplier. vocational education.
“This is a resounding endorsement of our work to restore the prestige of vocational education and training pathways,” Education Minister John Gardner said.
“We have worked very hard to create an environment where industry and schools are encouraged to work closely together and it is paying off.
“We are ensuring that opportunities are closely aligned with long-term career opportunities and the introduction of industry-approved flexible industry paths will only accelerate the growth of learning in school settings.”
“We are also strengthening career education so that students have a clear idea of opportunities from an early age.
“It will help them make informed choices on their path to training, further education and work. “
TAFE SA Managing Director David Coltman said it was great to see the continued high demand for courses.
“TAFE SA continues to provide students statewide with flexible study options, with training delivered by expert lecturers to ensure our apprentices and interns are well prepared for the job,” said Mr. Coltman.
“The methods and delivery models that TAFE SA has adopted in the aftermath of COVID-19 have enabled students to learn in new ways, providing more access and choice to our training.
“We will continue to work closely with industry in all of our program areas to ensure apprentices and trainees get the latest skills, along with cutting edge technology, making them ready for use. “
Overall, SA saw a 21.5% increase in apprentice and trainee starts in 2020 over the previous year – the largest increase of any state and territory.