The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and Jobs Queensland have partnered to develop a Queensland Agriculture Workforce Plan. This will involve researching and understanding of the most pressing statewide workforce issues, identifying the current and emerging trends impacting the workforce of the Queensland Agriculture industry in the next 3 to 5 years, extensive regional engagement, and Development of a workforce plan that will inform industry on its business capability needs, its workforce, skills and training needs and the strategies to build a sustainable workforce.
Joining QFF to facilitate the development of this workforce Plan is Emma Robinson brings over a decade of experience in workforce strategy. Emma has led projects in areas such as workforce planning, analytics, workforce development, research and analysis across both public and private sector businesses. Most recently, she has been developing her skills in the health and community services industry, and she is looking forward to learning more about agriculture – an industry sector that is completely new to her. Emma is excited to work in agriculture and learn from the passionate and knowledgeable people that she has already met.
Emma has a strong personal commitment to collaborative work, workforce place-based approaches and developing the capability and capacity of the local industry leaders to create and implement sustainable solutions to their workforce issues.
With the delivery of the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy to Minister Littleproud, and the sharp message the agriculture sector has received about the need to get creative and flexible with solutions to emerging issues and the unknowns of the future, this partnership with Emma’s leadership is a great opportunity for an innovative workforce plan for Queensland agriculture.