A critical time for economic development professionals to build knowledge, skills and capacity.
Following extensive membership surveying, stakeholder engagement, an expression of interest and business planning process, Economic Development Australia (EDA) engaged SGS Economics and Planning to develop the suite of modules and resources for their new National Economic Development Education & Training Program.
The national training program will teach participants how to boost city or regional competitiveness through developing winning strategies and resilience, analysing economic data, attracting business, fostering collaboration and industry development and tracking and measuring economic outcomes.
With the recent economic impact of multiple crises, it's a critical time to develop professional capacity said EDA CEO Jacqueline Brinkman.
In light of the economic impact of the bushfire disaster, an extended drought and COVID-19, the role of economic development professionals has never been more important. The Board of EDA is committed to supporting the profession by building knowledge, skills and capacity, while raising visibility and awareness of the sector.
This is a milestone for EDA and the economic development profession. Economic development professionals are delivering the jobs, growth and economic resilience agenda for communities across Australia. We are proud to be in a position to deliver a professional, capacity building training program for the sector, at such a critical time.
The national training program will deliver the core principles of best practice economic development and will launch in the coming months through on-line platforms and face to face, as social distancing restrictions ease. The national training program offers a great opportunity for professionals throughout Australia said SGS National Leader for Economic & Social Analysis, Terry Rawnsley.
There has never been a more important time to enhance our understanding of local economic development. This training provides a tremendous opportunity for economic development professionals throughout the country.