Welcome to National Skills Week

August 27th – September 2nd, 2018

National Skills Week is the focal point for the promotion of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training sector (VET). Each year the week continues to celebrate and inform students and the wider public of the diversity and career pathways available through VET. The week communicates the emerging trends and new growth drivers connecting skills training with job outcomes.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, The Hon Karen Andrews launched Real Skills for Real Careers, to champion the benefits of VET and Australian Apprenticeships.

Minister Andrews said Real Skills for Real Careers would feature people sharing their personal VET success stories in videos, podcasts, brochures, posters and across social media.

“For too long, perceptions surrounding VET have been out of step with reality. Many parents are still inclined to encourage their children to go to university after leaving schools, rather than consider a VET career pathways. others are convinced that VET is only for traditional trades like plumbing and carpentry. We need to dispel those myths.”

“The fact is that VET qualifications lead to successful, meaningful, professional careers with great salaries and outstanding careers prospects.”

Minister Andrews unveiled the first video, starring VET Alumni and Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors talking passionately and honestly about their experiences. To find out more about the initiative visit www.myskills.gov.au.

National Skills Week 2018 will extend the message by adopting Real Skills for Real Careers as the theme for 2018.

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National Skills Week is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

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