It’s time to address challenges of the North
‘Our North, Our Future’ paper published
Northern Adelaide needs more targeted leadership and coordinated workforce information to create a better economic future for the region, according to Northern Futures Inc.
The paper details the workforce needs of northern Adelaide, lists ‘pain points’ in learning and literacies and coordinated career development, and identifies areas for action.
Northern Futures Inc Chairman Jon Martin said the north faced entrenched pockets of disengagement and low aspiration.
“The challenge is to inspire our youth and to develop their strengths,” Mr Martin said.
“The central issue that Our North, Our Future addresses is a lack of localised and connected knowledge, paired with action through the right channels.
“Northern Futures has focused on workforce development since its inception in 2002,” Mr Martin said. “We produced Our North, Our Future to help maximise employment opportunity in South Australia, in particular northern Adelaide, and our Board will work hard to ensure the successful implementation of the recommendations.”