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The Mobile Skilled Workforce: Optimising Benefits for Rural Communities


Kilpatrick, SI and Vitartas, P and Homisan, M and Johns, SM, The Mobile Skilled Workforce: Optimising Benefits for Rural Communities, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Barton, ACT, 10/077 (2010) [Contract Report]

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Many communities in inland Australia are ageing. Global forces are driving industry and restructuring outside metropolitan Australia. Skills shortages present an ongoing critis for rural community and rural industry sustanability. One of the ways rural communities can address these issues is to tap into the growing body of highly skilled workers who transit through regions and communities. Rural communities that make the most of the available pool of skills can increase community capacity, resilience, identification and uptake of opportunities such as new enterprises good practice in natural resource and more.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:community capacity, resilience, primary social contract
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Human capital issues
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Johns, SM (Dr Susan Johns)
ID Code:64380
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2010-07-21
Last Modified:2015-01-09

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