How do we help Rural Australia grow?

It's been a long-standing desire of mine to take my work more frequently to areas outside of the capital cities of Australia. People living in rural areas do not have the usual smorgasbord of training and development opportunities that those living in the big cities do.

And having been blessed to work in far-flung localities such as Port Macquarie, Mt Isa, Warnambool, Broken Hill, Mildura, Ballarat (and next month Karratha) ... I've witnessed first-hand the hunger so many of these folk have for learning.

So I was pleased today to read an article in VECCI's publication Radar, some of which said this in relation to their Regional Business Convention being held in Geelong, Victoria:


"The dividend from investing in human capital in our regions should not be underestimated – studies consistently show the best performing regions are those endowed with adequate levels of human capital.

We must also continue to invest in innovation and turn the knowledge we have into new products, services and markets.

The best performing regions are those who share ideas, challenge the way they have traditionally carried out business and explore new ways of converting research into commercially viable processes, products and services."


The recommendations from the Convention should be released soon - can't wait to read about what was discussed.

(For the full article, click here)


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