Boris Johnson has promised to end the “pointless, nonsensical gulf” between university and vocational education, in what he called a “radical” shakeup of funding for post-18 education.
Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/sep/29/boris-johnson-announces-radical-plan-to-boost-vocational-training
The initiative would also include full qualifications to retrain and become qualified, short course micro-credentials to upskill, support for apprentices and trainees, and support to re-engage young people in regional areas back into school, training or employment.
A finance expert has taken aim at the Federal Government for its approach to economic recovery that favours “shovel-ready” construction projects over building digital skills for young people.
Read more here: https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/tradie-recovery-010905506.html
The Productivity Commission National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development Review Interim Report into the future of skills and workforce development in Australia favours private providers, increasing contestability, student loans and vouchers and fundamentally fails to ensure TAFE’s future as the pre-eminent public provider of high-quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) across the nation.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/pc-review-favours-profit-above-ensuring-tafe-s-future/
The number of overseas students hoping to study vocational education and training courses in the last financial year has more than halved.
Peter Harris who was Australia’s former productivity boss between 2012 and 2019 says the Morrison government is failing to stimulate the economy, productivity has collapsed and wages have stagnated.
Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/former-productivity-commissioner-attacks-coalition-s-economic-plan-20200114-p53rby.html