Our Workforce Development and Diversity Reference Group is pleased to release the Connecting & Belonging: Tasmanian Forest Industry Diversity Action Plan (DAP)
This plan articulates and reflects the perceived and real constraints and barriers to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce for our forest industry.
Key its success, is the engagement from stakeholders across the sector, government, training and the community. The people who have developed this plan have embodied it’s title of Connecting & Belonging. They have connected with each other and built an inclusive project where everyone can feel they belong. These individuals have freely given their time and expertise to not only develop this plan but, more importantly, to lead and guide the implementation of key actions within this plan.
The GREAT theme of this plan requires strong leadership in managing change. This is a change management plan, and with a focus on providing tools to help the industry to become more inclusive and to attract and retain a diverse workforce. With this change, the forest and wood products industry can realise a vision of being an ‘industry of choice’ with a skilled workforce that supports industry development and is representative of the community in which it operates.