August 24th, 2023

The 2023 National Skills Week was launched at the Members Dining Room, Old Parliament House, Canberra ACT . Thank you to all that attended- it was a great event.

The Keynote Address and Official Launch  was undertaken by the Federal Minister for Skills and Training-  The Hon. Brendan O’Connor MP.

Andrew McKellar( CEO- ACCI) and Brian Wexham (Founder and Chair- National Skills Week ) also spoke plus there was an inspiration panel of VET alumni from the Australian Training Awards and Employers  who spoke on current and emerging trends in skills and training sector, programs and success.

The panel included

Clarisse Ambroise Australian Training Awards Trainee of the Year Award 2020 Finalist, and Australian Capital Territory Winner 2020 Trainee of the Year

Hannah Holford-ACT Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year for 2021 and Australian School-based Trainee of the Year at the 2021 Australian Training Awards.

Matthew Tosolini-National RTO & Technical Capability Manager Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd

Komatsu is the 2022 NSW Training awards large employer of the year , 2022 Australian Training awards Silver recipient Large Employer of the year and

2022 Australian Training Awards Australian Apprenticeships Employer Award- Silver recipient

Kurt Gruber- Executive Director of Indigenous Social Enterprise WV Technologies

WV Technologies is the 2022 ACT Small business training awards,  Silver recipients  in Australian Training awards 2022- Small employer of the year and has just recently been awarded the  NAIDOC 2023 Organisation of the Year award.

Thank you to Matt Golds – Chair of  Apprenticeship Support Australia for his Vote of thanks and to the wonderful Ronald Mizen is a Senior Reporter for the Australian Financial Review who was our Master of Ceremonies for the event. Also thank you to Richard Allen for the Welcome to Country.

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