‘Just go for it’: The women smashing stereotypes and career goals in once male-dominated industries

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.

Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/123645672/just-go-for-it-the-women-smashing-stereotypes-and-career-goals-in-once-maledominated-industries

2020 Set These Trends In the EdTech Sector

2020 was a very challenging and promising year for learning. Basically supported by technology, education was forced to accelerate some of the transformations that were already being prepared, especially in the digital world. Although this translates as an advance in the sector, the rapidity of the change also evidenced the areas of opportunity that online learning has.

Read more here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/363198

Podcast: How to leverage your skills for career success

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.

Read more here: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/podcast-how-to-leverage-your-skills-for-career-success/news-story/dfa9700b03f8c86c5aa90ad90ae61b72

VET educators urged to update their digital skills

VET educators urged to update their digital skills

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.

Read more here:  https://www.itnews.com.au/news/vet-sector-told-to-partner-with-employers-on-tech-skills-549154

Kiwis jobseekers to get access to free training in key 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.

Young peoples future job prospects grim

Young peoples future job prospects grim
A new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) this week has painted a stark picture for youth worldwide suggesting increasing automation, a narrow focus of vocational training and a lack of jobs to match qualifications, are leaving young people with a precarious future in the labour market.  According to the new report, the number of young people around the world who are neither employed, studying or in some kind of training is on the rise. The report, officially called: Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020: Technology and the future of jobs (GET Youth 2020) proposes employees between the ages of 15 and 24, face a greater risk than older workers of losing their jobs because of further technological advances, and those with vocational training are even more vulnerable.