Development of scholarship and cadetship contracts for spatial science professionals

Simmons, Shane (2005) Development of scholarship and cadetship contracts for spatial science professionals. In: SSIQ Northern Group Conference, Oct 2005, Magnetic Island.

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Abstract

Having trouble attracting suitably qualified staff? Well you are not the only employer, many employers are finding it difficult to attract skilled and qualified personnel and the surveying profession is no exception. For example, a government-industry study released in May undertaken by the the National Centre for Vocational Education Research has found that approximately 3000 mining jobs were vacant last year, with the worst shortages in the skilled trades area and in remote locations.

There is a current national shortage of skilled workers and qualified personnel in many industries and which may possibly get worse in the short-term future. Have you considered establishing a cadetship in order to retain and train suitably qualified staff with your organisation?
Some employees have been pro-active in attempting to attract personnel by offering cadetships including identifying potential employees whilst still at secondary school and placing the students in a cadetship upon finishing school.

Formalised training arrangements between an employer and an employee can take many forms, of which a cadetship is one such arrangement. The aim of this presentation is to outline some of the employment/employee issues, contractual arrangements in establishing a cadetship.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 02:37
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 06:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: scholarships; cadetship; contracts
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7970

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