Does the Australian education system prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow?

After years of bitter wrangling over schools and university funding, skills training has now emerged as a key battleground in the Coalition and Labor’s pitch to young voters ahead of the federal election.

The Coalition has announced a raft of measures to boost training and employment for young people as part of a half-a-billion dollar skills package, including up to 80,000 new apprenticeships.

IMAGE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PREPARE YOUNG AUSTRALIANS FOR FUTURE JOB MARKETS? (ABC NEWS: ELICIA KENNEDY)

 

 

Labor’s $1 billion package includes nearly double the number of new apprenticeships and a focus on boosting TAFE.

But there are growing concerns about whether our education systems can adequately prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow.

Guest: Katie Acheson, Chair, Australian Youth Affairs Coalition

Craig Robertson, Chief Execuative, TAFE Directors Australia

James Pearson, Chief Executive, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Producer: Justine Parker

SourceAAP:www.abc.net.au

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