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Yorke and Mid North Skills Needs

Priority 1: Pillar 1 in the RDAYMN Regional Roadmap—Economic Enhancement and Growth in the Yorke and Mid North

What skills/experience will be needed from future Committee's/Board's members to achieve this priority?

  • Our community clearly identified in the latest Regional Roadmap that increased work with the sustainability of local businesses, more one on one business services and general business assistance.
  • It is in this area that the Board has identified the greatest priority for consideration is for any new member to have a industry profile and are particularly keen to pursue this as their expertise in structural change for economic development would be valued. We also believe that this will assist in raising Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North's profile as identified in Priority 1 and this will be the most beneficial area of consideration for our board member vacancy.

Priority 2: Pillar 2 in the RDAYMN Regional Roadmap—Infrastructure for the Future

What skills/experience will be needed from future Committee's/Board's members to achieve this priority?

  • We have some expertise on our board in local government infrastructure—while this is seen as a priority we still believe that better industry representation would be the highest level of priority and that this is an area where we can bring in expertise as required.

Priority 3: Pillar 4 in the RDAYMN Regional Roadmap—People Power: Developing Education, Knowledge and Skills

What skills/experience will be needed from future Committee's/Board's members to achieve this priority?

  • The Board in all its regional development research, thinking and training has embraced the need to develop further education and training in our region and increase educational attainment levels. We have good representation from this sector through our board membership and Skills in Regions Networks administered with the South Australian Government. This is an area in which we feel confident that our Board Membership is able and currently influencing economic outcomes for our region.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • Under our current membership the geographical spread of the board members covers most of our region (this is on the understanding that the local government representation remains as it currently is when renewal occurs). We have one local government vacancy which may influence the geographical spread but the change in their representation will not occur until early 2015.