Skill erosion in sports is a serious constraint: More than 90 per cent of the sports persons who take up sports as a passion leave sports because of non-availability of opportunities within Sports Sector. The limited employment opportunities act as a deterrent for those who want to pursue sports because only 2-5 per cent reaches excellence in sports. Even those who reach at pinnacle leave it due to lack of career opportunities. The education system has no stream for sports at any level, except in isolated institutions. This is a constraint in getting persons with the special skills, and aptitude that is required for the various roles.
SkillsActive is officially recognised as the Sector Skills Council (SSC*) for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being. Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being is made up of seven sectors: sport, fitness, outdoors, playwork, caravans, hair and beauty.
The establishment of the Committee delivers on the commitment made by Commonwealth and state and territory skills ministers last year to streamline governance arrangements and put industry at the centre of the vocational education and training (VET) system. The new Committee will provide advice to governments on VET policy and give industry a stronger voice in the vocational education and training system, to help ensure it is efficient and effective in delivering the job-ready workers that industry needs. It will take on some of the work of the dissolved National Skills Standards Council.
Skills Canada is a national organization that actively promotes skilled trades and technology careers to Canadian youth. The WSCC encourages youth to participate in this organization, and helps run the Workplace Safety skills category.