Month: May 2017

WorldSkills 2017 is fast approaching

Australia’s WorldSkills team – the Skillaroos – will be finalised in July. In a few months’ time competitors and experts from 77 countries and regions will convene in Abu Dhabi for 44th WorldSkills Competition. From October 14-19, more than 1000 competitors will put their skills to the test in 50 skill categories ranging from bakery …

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Employers seek training to improve quality of goods and services

Effective partnerships between employers and RTOs benefits both parties. Interactions between employers and RTOs have changed markedly since the start of this century. A report released in March by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) charts the changes, and offers trainers and RTO managers excellent insights into the expectations employers hold today about …

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Data from the bush underlines VET’s importance to regional prosperity

The Regional Australia Institute is keeping the evidence flowing about educational attainment in Australia’s countryside. The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) was established in 2012. It’s a think tank devoted to generating analysis about the bush and practical policy ideas for the future of regional and remote communities. In late March RAI released a report, Human …

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Canadian applied research draws on VET providers’ expertise

Canada’s Community Colleges throw light on new opportunities for VET providers to contribute to social and economic prosperity. Applied research is an intriguing prospect for Australia’s VET sector. It’s where small-scale innovation in products, services and business processes makes material reductions in costs, lifts revenue and engages customers. Applied research is also a test bed …

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