16 JUNE 2021 – Now moving into its eleventh year, National Skills Week 2021 will be held August 23 to 29, inviting Australians to ‘RE-THINK’ their ideas of what Vocational Education and training is all about and the role it can have in preparing people for the future of work, especially in a post-pandemic economy.
This comes with the 2021 Federal Budget that emphasises the necessity for training in high demand sectors as well as new careers as the Australian Government and State Governments attempt to drive down unemployment and rebuild the economy.
The Federal Government’s job-centric Budget builds off the $1bn JobTrainer initiative announced last year to make training courses more accessible to young Australians in areas experiencing increased demand such as IT, aged care, disability support and trades.
Held annually, the vision of National Skills Week is to raise awareness on the diversity of careers which can be realised through vocational education and training, the skills for an economically viable future, and the incredible range of new jobs and skills in demand for the future.
National Skills Week 2021 will be centred around asking people to ‘Re-think’ their ideas of VET – and to discover, challenge, and explore what is on offer. The focus will be on challenging perceptions of vocational education and training, reimagining bold and innovative ideas for young Australians to take on their careers and to reassess the value of the VET sector, especially in the country-wide pursuit of economic recovery.