The NSW Launch of National Skills Week was held on Tuesday 22 August At NSW Parliament house. Huge turnout representing a wide diversity of supporters and partners from all sectors of the community. A collaboration between SkillsOne, Training Services NSW and Business Sydney that showcased and reflected the strength of all sectors working together to promote and celebrate Vocational Education and Training.
Mr David Collins, PSM ,Executive Director Training Services NSW, NSW Department of Education did a magnificent job as Master of ceremonies keeping everyone of track and engaged.
- Key Note Address by The Hon. (Prue) Prudence Ann CAR, MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Early Learning, Minister for Western Sydney, and Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education
- Mr Brian Wexham, Chair National Skills Week and CEO SkillsOne Television
- Paul Nicolaou Business Sydney Executive Director, as the Moderator of Panels
- 2 diverse panels of NSW Training Award Winners- VET Teachers and students plus employers and parents speaking on Skills future, initiatives, and programs to meet the needs of industry
- The first panel showcased the critical role of VET teachers in the provision of quality training, and introduced some of the teachers across the sector: Casey Fox – St George Community College, Megan Renwick,- representing VET teachers training in Secondary Schools at the NSW Department of Education ,Sean Law- TAFENSW and Karita Crossman Central Coast Community College
- The 2nd panel explored School Based Apprenticeships: From School through to full apprenticeship and beyond and the role of RIEP officers: Panellists included Madelyn Hurkett- Employer Bambinos, Sarah Stokes- Parent, Chris Davis- Training Services NSW, Kaitlin Stokes- SBAT Student, Tyler Pokran- Apprentice Chef Tetsuya’s ( former SBAT)
- There was also a showcase of VET practices in the event space provided by TAFENSW.
photo credits: Hannah Cazar