Careers in STEM Industries in Focus in National Science Week
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  • August 7th, 2017

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Held each year in August, the week features more than 1000 events around the country. Originally established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge and aims to encourage an interest in...

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Dental Careers in Focus in Dental Health Week
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  • August 3rd, 2017

Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first week in August is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion campaign. The week aims to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives. With celebration of this national week, there has never been a better...

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Fashion and Retail Careers Set To Soar
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  • August 1st, 2017

Careers in Fashion and Retail, are set to soar in the coming years, with the Australian Government, Job Outlook stating that, employment in the fashion, industrial and textiles industry occupations have risen strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and looking forward, employment for fashion, industrial and jewellery designers to November 2020 is...

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Constructing Careers in Trades
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  • July 31st, 2017

The month of August marks Tradie Health Month, an initiative led by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to raise awareness of risks posed to those who work in trade occupations. Tradies are recognised for their value to Australia’s national workforce, with their contribution keeping Australia’s economy thriving. Initiatives such as Tradie Health Month were created...

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PANTHERS PENRITH HOSTS… A CAREERS SHOWCASE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
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  • July 27th, 2017

Calling all school students looking for the right career path, all parents, grandparents or carer’s hoping to give your child the best opportunities after high school and all teachers who want to see their students start off on the right foot. The free Skills and Thrills Careers Showcase, held in the Evans Theatre is the...

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Careers Supporting Friendships That Last A Lifetime
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  • July 24th, 2017

International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30 annually and marked with the aim to define a ‘Culture of Peace’.  A set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and endeavor to prevent conflict by addressing their root causes with a view to solving problems.  This initiative was instated in 2011, following on from...

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Systems Administrator Appreciation Day
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  • July 20th, 2017

In its 18th year running, Systems Administrator Appreciation Day continues to recognise system administrators for their workplace contribution and professional excellence. Being on call at all times of the day due to the nature of their work, this is the one day of the year they are truly appreciated for their hard work and dedication....

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Service and Community Led Careers
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  • July 20th, 2017

Celebrated in June, were two internationally recognised events, World Public Service Day and International Yoga Day, with both days giving the limelight to careers with core values of service and community engagement. World Public Service Day celebrated on 23 June, globally acknowledged the significance of public service to the community, the contribution of public service...

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IT Careers in Strong Demand
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  • July 19th, 2017

An educated and skilled workforce is essential in today’s contemporary society. With shifting market demands across industries, the development of innovative technology and labour shortages of skilled workers now more so than ever, the skills, ‘hand on experience’ and qualifications achieved through vocational education and training (VET) courses can help start and build your career....

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A Lifetime of Leadership in Vocational Education and Training
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  • July 17th, 2017

The commencement of July marked the 50-day countdown to National Skills Week 2017.  Celebrated annually each August, and now in its seventh consecutive year, National Skills Week is Australia’s peak week for celebrating vocational education and training (VET).  During the week, a variety of vocational careers from traditional trades to emerging skills are celebrated. “National...

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Metal Fabrication in the Spotlight
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  • July 17th, 2017

Today’s metal fabrication shops are vastly different from those operating in the previous, booming post-World War II economy. Marked by a fluctuating market, the need for sophisticated equipment and exceedingly faster turnaround times in both production and output, shops are required to move with technology advances in order to stay ahead.  Metal fabrication is the...

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Australian Youth Turning Passions into Careers
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  • July 13th, 2017

Established by the United Nations, Saturday 15 July marks World Youth Skills Day, a day highlighting the importance of youth skills development and its imperative role in developing the future economy. The global event seeks to generate greater recognition and discussion on the significance of vocational education and training (VET) and the development of other...

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Skill Shortages Across Care Careers
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  • July 13th, 2017

The community services and healthcare industry is currently experiencing significant levels of demand for workers, with many healthcare sectors appearing on skills needs lists across the country.  Hays Quarterly Report on healthcare, (April – June 2017), notes a continued trend in vacancy activity in Australia’s healthcare recruitment market across the country. “The need to address...

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Careers To Hit The Sweet Spot
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  • July 13th, 2017

July marks the annual celebration of World Chocolate Day.  Acknowledged on the 7 July, it has been 467 years since chocolate was first introduced to Europe. Celebrations on the day include the consumption of chocolate and chocolate centered treats.  One profession, that celebrates this international day widely, is that of the hospitality and food industry,...

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Embracing Cultural Identity Through Education
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  • July 8th, 2017

Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July marks NAIDOC Week, celebrated across the country to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, and is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. The various events occurring throughout the week will reflect this year’s theme,...

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Recognition of VET Alumni Members Throughout NAIDOC Week
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  • July 7th, 2017

NAIDOC Week held from 02 July to 09 July is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme, Our Languages Matter, highlights the importance, resilience and richness of Indigenous languages...

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