Month: October 2020

How Competencies Can Help You Build a Strong Employee Team

Competencies can help your team to “see and understand” the same goal (working toward the bigger picture) because they make it easy to define your organization’s vision, goals, and mission statement into clear and observable qualities for employees. Article Author:  Onyeka Ndukwe, Digital Marketing Specialist, HRSG Teamwork is a critical component in nearly every company …

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Protecting Workforce Productivity During a Crisis

Adopting technology solutions that provide predictive analytics and strategically enable organizations to leverage existing talent can be used to identify employees with transferable skills, while at the same time planning for future needs by identifying knowledge gaps and recommending training where needed. Article Author:  Matthew Bragstad, Head, Human Capital Management Strategy, Infor In this time …

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The Federal Budget 2020-21: Support to take on and keep apprentices and trainees

The recent Budget and VET? It’s mostly all about support for apprentices and trainees as we highlight the treasurer’s speech and a number of the budget papers. But there are other things there too. First, the federal government has established the $1 billion JobTrainer fund to create up to 340,000 free or low‑cost training places …

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Focusing on Industry Engagement

The 2020 VDC Virtual Teaching & Learning Conference focuses on an area within the VET sector that is often seen as challenging, Engagement. VDC has listened to your feedback and designed highly interactive virtual workshops on engaging with industry. The Keynote Presentations and Professional Learning Sessions with the theme of VET teaching and learning strategies for engaging …

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A skills-led reboot for Australia post COVID?

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggest that, pre-COVID-19, “Australia was already in a prolonged productivity slump.” They believe that’s set to worsen unless the nation upskills – and fast! What’s happened? Their paper, “Where next for skills? How business-led upskilling can reboot Australia,” published in August this year, is summarised through the link just above. COVID-19 has challenged …

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New VOCED Landmark report released

Griffith University’s  Steven Hodge has authored a paper that provides an overview of training and assessment issues covered in the VET sector’s landmark reports highlighted on VOCEDPlus. Beginning with Kangan, he works through the three pivotal papers released during the Dawkins era (and described in the paper as the transformative trilogy!) as well as the …

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