VET and Australia’s future: where we’ve been and where we’re headed in Australia’s post-COVID-19 recovery – Part 1

VET and Australia’s future: where we’ve been and where we’re headed in Australia’s post-COVID-19 recovery – Part 2

Australia faces significant challenges on its road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic challenges that have arisen in its wake. Since the pandemic’s outbreak, numerous economic solutions have been proposed for Australia, exhibiting a spectrum of proposals for restoring pathways to prosperity. Often these visions have overlapped in identifying the role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in a skills-driven recovery.

Read more here: https://www.aapathways.com.au/aatis-blog/vet-and-australia%E2%80%99s-future-where-we%E2%80%99ve-been-an-(1)

The post-pandemic need for modern and high-quality vocational education and training

The post-pandemic need for modern and high-quality vocational education and training
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all of us; on our societies and economies and on every aspect of our lives. Employment and education are some of the hardest hit by the crisis, due to lockdowns and measures taken by governments to prevent the spread of the virus and its devastating consequences.

Viewpoint: After COVID-19, Europe needs a fresh approach for vocational education and training

Viewpoint: After COVID-19, Europe needs a fresh approach for vocational education and training
Faced with the pandemic and an urgent need to re-skill, vocational learning needs to become more attractive, flexible and fit for the digital age and green transition, says the European Commissioner for jobs and social rights

100,000 new apprentice jobs covered by $1.2 billion wage subsidies

100,000 new apprentice jobs covered by $1.2 billion wage subsidies

The government is introducing the scheme in a bid to get young and unemployed people into the workforce, while also trying to preemptively correct the growing issue of a future skill shortage. This announcement rolls off the back of the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion budget to stop current apprentices being laid off amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which was announced in July. 

Read more here: https://www.training.com.au/ed/apprentice-wage-subsidies/

Want to build skills and inclusivity? It’s all about peer power

Want to build skills and inclusivity? It's all about peer power
In order to recover and rebuild after record losses and unemployment, businesses need to reskill and upskill their staff. Skills such as adaptability, agility, communications and more are at the top of the list of needs, in addition to some technical skills that can help companies boost their operations with a newly remote workforce.

NSW JobTrainer Agreement announced

NSW JobTrainer Agreement announced
This initiative will deliver an extra $318.56 million into the NSW Vocational Education and Training sector, with $159.28 million from the Commonwealth Government matched dollar-for-dollar by the State Government. JobTrainer will fund approximately 108,000 free or low-fee training places in NSW, with a combination of short and long courses for job seekers and young people, including school leavers.
 

Read more here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/cash/significant-boost-skills-training-nsw