BHP supports National Skills Week 2021 as Government ramps up the importance of vocational skills training
Now moving into its eleventh year, National Skills Week 2021 will be held August 23 to 29, inviting Australians to explore the many vocational career pathways in a post-pandemic economy.
The 2021 Federal Budget has a clear focus on skills training, supporting over 450,000 new training places and wage subsidies to create more than 170,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships.
There is great demand and great opportunity for many Australians to pursue career pathways through the practical and vocational sectors.
National Skills Week Chair, Brian Wexham, says that during the week, areas of emerging skills needs are highlighted, career options profiled and inspiring stories told. There has never been a more pivotal time to educate job seekers and school leavers on the importance of gaining a skill.
“We are delighted to have an established company like BHP coming on board for the first time as a key sponsor of the initiative. This represents their organisational support for skills and vocational training,” said Mr Wexham.
Edgar Basto, BHP’s President Minerals Australia, says BHP was a strong supporter of training initiatives to bolster Australia’s skills base and support the pandemic recovery.
“As Australia looks to rebuild its economy and provide jobs for the future, the mining industry has an important role to play.
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