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The State Training Board has released the findings of Youth Matters: Youth Survey Results. The report provides insights into youth experience at school, career advice and employment and has been collated from more than 1,100 responses to the survey from youths aged 12 - 24 across Western Australia.
Read the report here.
Deloitte Access Economics has been commissioned by Austrade to undertake a survey of the tourism labour market. Results from this survey will be used by Austrade to gain a better understanding of the current state of the market and the issues currently facing businesses. The information received will ultimately be used to improve policy in this area.
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The survey will close on Friday the 29th of May. All responses will be treated confidentially.
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The Hospitality Ambassador Program visited the South West in May. Ambassador Chef, Rose Bass who is Commis Chef at Frasers Restaurant presented to groups from Busselton Senior High School, MacKillop Catholic College and Cape Naturaliste College at Busselton Senior High School and Margaret River at the South West Institute of Technology. The students got to hear about Rose’s experiences of working in a thriving industry and her goals of working overseas. At the same time, they witnessed her producing dishes worthy of a fine dining restaurant but easy enough to recreate at home.
Community grassroots sport will get a further boost over the next two years with $10 million for the State Government’s highly successful Sport 4 All program. Comprising four initiatives in KidSport, Nature Play, ClubTalk and the Community Volunteer Project (CVP), the package increases participation in community sport and recreation in Western Australia. For further information on the funding projects, click the links below:
From 2011 to 2014 a set of five national priorities directed research into selected aspects of Australia’s tertiary education and training sector. The body of work published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) over this period has explored many of the challenges facing the sector and pointed to some of the solutions.
Read more of the research here.
Many of you will have heard of my recent decision to take early retirement for health reasons. I have a progressive form of multiple sclerosis and the time has come to look after my health and family and hopefully do some travelling while I can with my wife.
Since my appointment as the inaugural CEO back in October 1990, vocational education and training has seen many changes, mostly for the better. I have been fortunate to have been involved with a special mix of industries with a wonderful range of people in industry, government and training.
I have also been blessed with so many talented and special staff over the years many of whom have gone on to their own successful careers in a range of fields after FutureNow. My Chairs and Boards over the years have been supportive, committed and have always given me great encouragement and freedom to achieve the organisation’s strategic goals, and improve training outcomes for the creative and leisure industries.
WA Treasurer Mike Nahan has released the State Budget for 2015-16. To view a summary of the budget, click here.
Vocational students and employers will have a simpler, more responsive national training system under projects agreed to by Commonwealth, State and Territory Skills Ministers. The COAG Skills Ministers have agreed to work together to:
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Assistant Minister for Education and Training, today announced the establishment of the new Australian Industry and Skills Committee. The new Committee will provide advice to governments on VET policy and give industry a stronger voice in the vocational education and training system, to help ensure it is efficient and effective in delivering the job-ready workers that industry needs. It will take on some of the work of the dissolved National Skills Standards Council. Committee members are industry leaders who have been nominated by Commonwealth and state and territory ministers, with Ian Hill (Chair of WA Training Accreditation Council; Chair of the Building Construction Industry Training Fund Board) the WA representative.
Read more on the new committee here.