House debates

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Statements by Members

Lindsay Electorate: Education

1:46 pm

Photo of Melissa McIntoshMelissa McIntosh (Lindsay, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Prime Minister this week announced a plan to the nation to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic safer and stronger. A key part of this plan is creating more local jobs, with a focus on making sure Australians are being educated and trained in the skills they will need to take on the jobs of the future. My focus for this year is to encourage our kids in Lindsay to prepare for these jobs in emerging industries such as space, engineering, IT, manufacturing and much more. Ian Palmer, CEO of the Schools Industry Partnership and a member of my advancing manufacturing task force, said that employers are starting to rebound and that the market is starting to rebound. There are new and emerging jobs in aged care, health, science and technology, and young people should have great optimism that there'll be many rewarding careers available in the future. They really should be investing in this and preparing for that now.

The hardworking, aspirational families and businesses in my electorate of Lindsay know that we have the potential to drive Australian manufacturing. Once again, to achieve this we need to train and educate our kids in the jobs of the future. I'll be working hard to make sure that our community is making the most of the Morrison government's support to make Lindsay an even better place to live, work and study.