One of the first priorities for the new National Cabinet Reform Committee on Skills, being the old Skills Ministers forum, is to identify a reform direction for Training Product Design and Development. In the first of four articles, I put forward industry’s view on what that reform could look like, and what path it should not go down.
The graduating class look set to discover Scott Morrison’s announcement of skills and training being a centrepiece of Australia’s recovery plan was, yes, another announceable.
We often talk about how education – particularly short, targeted skill-building courses – will help plug major skills gaps in the Australian workforce. As a large employer in Australia we’re playing our part in giving our employees – and the broader population – access to new micro-credentials to help build their technology skills. Most recently we’ve done this in partnership with the UNSW Canberra Cyber centre of excellence.
The government’s modern manufacturing plan requires a national, industry-linked vocational education sector to replace the existing state-based
Youth unemployment was a global concern even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now it threatens to become a crisis as millions worldwide lose their jobs in the economic fallout from the virus. The impact is being felt significantly in poorer countries, according to the International Labour Organization. But as politicians struggle to create policies to get people back to work, could a new study based in Rwanda offer some hope for a solution?