7 Oct 2019

Staff shortages so severe schools close workshops

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 7 October 2019

Technology teachers say staff shortages are now so severe that some schools have been forced to close their workshops. They say the average age of technology teachers is 64 and with a construction boom under way and a shortage of tradespeople, it's more important than ever that schools are teaching the basics of subjects such as woodwork and metalwork. The Graphics and Technology Teachers Association meet today for their annual conference. Mike Fleming is the association's president.