National Skills Week, August 28 – September 3, 2017

National Skills Week, August 28 – September 3, 2017

This week celebrates National Skills Week, which is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). National Skills Week continues to attract overwhelming support following a survey of stakeholders who confirmed the importance of having a dedicated week to highlight VET, Industry trends and the link between training and jobs.

Every year since its inception in 2011, National Skills Week has recognised, celebrated and informed students and the wider public of the diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with Vocational Education and Training (VET).

The central thrust of National Skills Week is that it provides the motivation for stakeholders, be they Career Advisors, Industry Associations or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to do something that promotes VET and the successful outcomes it achieves for the individual, industry and importantly the Australian economy.

The week, (August 28 – September 3, 2017) will communicate the emerging trends and new growth drivers connecting skills training with job outcomes.

BUSY At Work Managing Director Paul Miles said National Skills Week played an important role in recognising VET.

“We are excited to be part on National Skills Week again this year as it’s a great opportunity to highlight the various career pathways people can choose from in the ever changing workforce landscape.

“The world is forever changing as careers and jobs are shift at a rapid pace. It is important for all industries to acknowledge that the only constant in the workforce is change.

“There is a strong trend for part time work rather than full-time. Automation is taking over many of the mundane type jobs and we need to adapt to these changes and be ready for the future,” Mr Miles said.

Keep up to date with information on National Skills Week and SkillsOne websites, National Skills Week newsletters, and across our social media channels.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Leanne Macnamara, Public Relations Coordinator
0438 173 960 | leanne.macnamara@busyatwork.com.au

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