Sunday Territorian 24 Aug 2014
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SUNDAY AUGUST 24 2014 NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK ADVERTISING FEATURE 41 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Magical Mystery Tour to showcase opportunities National Skills Week, from August 25-31, provides a platform to highlight the opportunities and career pathways available through Vocational Education and Training. The theme this year is Magical Mystery Tour of Skills National Skills Week is a good time to learn something new with more than 500 events taking place nationwide IT has never been more important to ensure Australia has a skilled and productive workforce. Seldom does a day go by without a reference in the media to skills shortages. Skills training and vocational education are at the very heart of preparing young Australians with the skills they need to contribute to Australias robust and growing economy. What are the opportunities and career pathways? What are the trends and the skills needs of businesses affected by a transforming economy? All Australians need greater guidance and information to understand the diversity of vocational education, the opportunities and the future skills needs of industry. How do we connect someones passion with a career pathway? The primary focus of National Skills Week, which starts tomorrow and runs until next Sunday, is to promote the diversity, possibilities and options for career outcomes, the future needs of industry and to recognise the teachers, students and businesses as well as the providers who make it happen. Its to showcase the stories that will inspire others. This years theme is The Magical Mystery Tour of Skills. Vocational Education & Training (VET) is the foundation of Australias strong and vibrant economy. The sector continues to produce industry leaders, while at the same time offering job diversity and career pathways in a host of new and exciting industries. Each year more than 500 events take place nationwide hosted by TAFEs, industry groups, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), businesses and schools. In 2014, SkillsOne is again driving the initiative. Information about National Skills Week can be found at nationalskillsweek.com.au. Education key to aspirations THIS year the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education celebrated 40 years of delivering quality research, education and training in the Northern Territory and across Australia. To mark the occasion, the institute held a 40th anniversary celebration on August 7 and 8, which included arts, history, food and cultural programs. The celebration attracted a large number of students and staff from across Australia and key partners from industry, community and government. As part of the celebrations, an anniversary conference Finding the Common Ground with Indigenous and Western Knowledge Systems was held at Batchelor Campus with a video link to Desert Peoples Centre Campus, Alice Springs. Many indigenous academics and senior staff addressed the audience as keynote speakers on a range of topics in the space of indigenous research, education and training. Aboriginal lecturer in VET Education Support Evelyn Schaber, a finalist in the VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year awards (NT Training Awards 2013) addressed the audience as a keynote speaker. Ms Schaber said her commitment to the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people could only be achieved through education. Batchelor Institute has proved a very valuable vehicle for our people all over Austra lia in achieving their aspirations, she said. Kathryn Gilbey, the institutes first indigenous student to successfully complete a PhD in Indigenous Perspectives by Research in the field of Education also addressed the audience as a keynote speaker. I am proud and honoured to be the first of many, she said. Batchelor Institute is Australias only dual sector tertiary education provider that services the education, training and research needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to position individuals and communities to pursue their education, employment and economic aspirations. Batchelor Institute has a special focus on remote NT communities and also attracts higher education students from across Australia through its masters and PhD research programs, and in its higher education partnership with the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) at Charles Darwin University. The institutes key areas of focus are: remote delivery, industry areas aligned to remote community employment opportunities, foundation, literacy and numeracy and employability skills, pathways to higher education, collaborative partnerships, youth development and building research capability and collaborations in indigenous education, languages and linguistics, and creative arts. Then contact GTNT at 8980 0600 or fnd us the web at www.gtnt.com.au Our highly trained, professional staff will help you fnd the right situation for your needs! Apprentice or Trainee? Are you looking to hire a new... Are you interested in becoming an... Freecall: 1800 677 095 ww.batchelor.edu.au RJCP Provider support for local Aboriginal workforce to access: work readiness skills work outcomes skills workforce development skills These skills can lead to employment outcomes in a range of industries including: See Batchelor Institute RJCP Capability Statement at ww.batchelor.edu.au/about Conservation & Land Management Community Services Construction Mining Health & Wellbeing Creative Arts Languages
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