Australia needs skilled workers and our workers need skills. Despite our modern and innovative country being at the forefront of many sectors, there are still large gaps in our skills training.
National Skills Week aims to remind parents and especially career educators at schools, that there are many trades and skills that can create a happy and fulfilling lifetime of work for their students.
Now moving into its eighth year, National Skills Week will again set out to bring to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, the skills, the career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers. The week is dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning.
The Australian Government, assisted by SkillsOne are working to meet the unique challenges that address national skill and labour demands and provide opportunity for Australians young and old, to benefit from a growth economy.
From August 27 to September 3 there will be a range of activities and media coverage to highlight the importance and value of skills training. This will help to raise the status of practical and vocational learning, enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities, their potential, and how they can contribute to a successful, modern economy.
Qualified motor mechanics, especially, are in short supply in AustraliaBrian Wexham. CEO SkillsOne
With more and more graduates leaving school, now is the time to arm yourself with a trade or skill that can be used in the job of your dreams.
Consider all the many varied sectors of the market where young people, or those simply wanting to change their current careers, can develop skills that will take them far.
When you are trained in any skill you can go onto reach great heights in a career of your choice. Your ability to absorb knowledge is the power that can keep your job-satisfaction levels at peak.
In conjunction with the broad range of talent available through VET, there are many opportunities to grow and enhance your opportunities in the work field.
To find out more about National Skills Week in your area visit nationalskillsweek.com.au and find out what events are on and how you could open up a new world for your future.