Australian employers and industry will be placed at the heart of a new approach to the development of vocational education.
Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham said recently “As the Minister responsible for vocational education and training I have placed a priority on finalising a new model for training product development, with Australian industry taking the lead, because it is employers who best know what skills and competencies they need in their current and future employees”.
Steve Montgomery, MWLP CEO totally agrees with this approach. He says “Industry will provide the leadership and feedback needed to maintain the high quality of VET. This will ensure students undertaking these courses are provided with the skills essential to industry and that training will directly link to employment opportunities”.
Steve adds “MWLP places over 3,000 students into supportive workplaces each year and is always on the lookout for more employers to support the future of their industry. We also work with the Department of Education and the Catholic Education Office Registered Training Organisations to assist them to develop vital industry links.”
60,000 Year 11 and 12 school students undertake VET training as part of their Higher School Certificate across Australia each year and 24% of these are offered employment.