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

Economic uncertainty affecting apprentice jobs

‘It’s clear that this time it is not business as usual ... The jobs that are created coming out of the Covid-19 crisis will not be the same as the jobs that were lost.’ Photograph: Tempura/Getty Images

The number of new apprenticeships and traineeships is expected to decline by 30% within two years, according to research from the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University. That equates to about 130,000 fewer new apprentices and trainees between the start of the pandemic and mid-2023. The number of currently enrolled apprentices and trainees is also tipped to go down.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/07/we-will-lose-a-generation-why-australia-must-fix-apprentice-and-job-training-post-covid

Roadmap to recovery from COVID-19 includes skills training

The government’s newly-established National Skills Commission would provide detailed labour market analysis to identify where the skills shortages were.   Training up tradespeople and skilled workers will be the government’s top priority as it leads Australia out of the COVID-19 economic crisis.