- Estimate the change in the size of the environmental workforce since the 2000 Report,
- Describe the employment profile of environmental practitioners,
- Describe recruitment practices by employers and identify recruitment issues,
- Explore training issues and assess the need for practitioner skills upgrading,
- Determine the extent to which the skills of graduates match the needs of industry, and
- Collect information about other issues as they pertain to the environmental workforce.
This report will assist employers with business and human resource planning by providing information about trends in the environment sector. The information provided will help employers understand the challenges they face in recruiting and retaining skilled employees. Educators can use this report to shape new training programs that are responsive to employers’ needs and update or develop curriculum to provide the students entering the workforce with the skill sets required by employers. Finally, the 2004 ELM Report will provide governments with labour market projections on the future demand in the environment sector and identify trends affecting the supply of environmental practitioners.