It’s more common than ever to see a woman picking up a belt sander, fire hose or heavy-duty tool. Stuff reporter Georgia Forrester chats to wāhine who are smashing stereotypes in traditionally male-dominated industries.
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In The Australian’s new podcast, Getting a Job in the post-COVID World, I spoke to federal Skills Minister Michaelia Cash and Deloitte’s Asia Pacific chief transformation officer Rob Hillard to discuss what skills people need and how best to learn them, to be ready for the post-COVID economic recovery.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has recently released a publication called ‘good practice guides’ which is designed to ensure training providers are delivering relevant content to future workers. In it VET providers are being urged to collaborate with employers to equip workers with skills to deal with increasingly digitised industries.
NZ Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said making targeted vocational training courses free – for all ages, not just school leavers – over the next two years will help people who have lost their jobs retrain and also allow new employees in some essential services to train on the job. It will include courses linked to industry skills needs, in building and construction, agriculture, and manufacturing, and also vocational courses like community health, counselling and care work. The fund will be available from 1 July 2020.
Commissioned by Deakin Co. the Deloitte Report 2019 – Premium skills: The wage premium associated with human skills examines the link between human skills and wages.