Jobs program driving change

Jobs program driving change
The central paradox of indigenous advancement in Australia and in closing many of the economic, demographic and health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is that meaningful participation in the economy is crucial — but for many Indigenous Australians, the resources industry is the biggest (if not the only) part of the economy that exists where they live.

The future of skills and vocational education in the shifting employment and careers landscape

The future of skills and vocational education in the shifting employment and careers landscape

Against the backdrop of COVID the rate of change around us has accelerated – changes in technology, industries, careers, learning, lifestyles. And the role of education and learning will remain crucial as we continue to respond to change at an individual, community and wider economic level.   

Read more here: https://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/59553-the-future-of-skills-and-vocational-education-in-the-shifting-employment-and-careers-landscape

How To Close The Skills Gap When Employers Are From Mars, Colleges Are From Venus

How To Close The Skills Gap When Employers Are From Mars, Colleges Are From Venus
Employers are increasingly seeking candidates with discrete sets of specific – increasingly digital – skills who are ready to be productive on day one. Meanwhile, colleges and universities continue to focus on the capabilities they recognize in their most successful graduates: critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. The primary roadblock to economic opportunity – to rekindling the American Dream – is the vast and growing distance between employers and colleges. It’s no exaggeration to say employers are from Mars and colleges are from Venus.

Federal Budget 2020: Employers to get up to $200 per new young employee with JobMaker, can write off full cost of purchased assets with JobTrainer

Federal Budget 2020: Employers to get up to $200 per new young employee with JobMaker, can write off full cost of purchased assets with JobTrainer

A billion-dollar JobTrainer fund will support up to 340,700 additional free or low-fee training places “in areas of genuine need”. The fund will be targeted not just at school leavers, but also workers in need of retraining or upskilling.

Budget aims to boost apprenticeships

Budget aims to boost apprenticeships

Budget aims to boost apprenticeships

Business groups have given the Morrison government’s $1.2 billion apprenticeship package the thumbs up, the latest initiative in a barrage of announcements over the past week heading into Tuesday’s budget.

How Australia is preparing its post-Covid economy by investing in apprentices

How Australia is preparing its post-Covid economy by investing in apprentices

Australia has put in place a number of measures to help apprentices and trainees continue their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lesson from the last recession is that a full economic recovery will need business to also play a part by investing in skill development.