Have Your Say on the Future of VET in Queensland
The Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman has released a discussion paper Skills for Queensland which seeks feedback on how to shape the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland.
Vocational Education and Training delivers real results for Queenslanders and has a proven track record with 85% of graduates getting a job or going onto further study.
Minister Fentiman stated that the Queensland Government wanted “Queenslanders to have their say on how to ensure Queensland makes the most effective use of the state’s VET investment.
“Whether you are an employer or small business needing an apprentice or trainee, the Government wants to know how VET can deliver the opportunities to help your sector or business grow.”
“The jobs of tomorrow will require more workers with the technical skills to keep up with the rapid changes in technology and automation.
“The Government needs to ensure the VET system is anticipating these changes and growing in areas that are of greatest need to industry, workplaces and regions right across the state.”
“The Government also wants to hear from business, industry and employers, as well as students and families about how we can encourage more people to make VET their pathway into employment.”
“Providing feedback will help the Government ensure all Queenslanders have the right skills and training to secure sustainable employment for their future.”
The Skills for Queensland discussion paper is open for feedback until Friday, 19th October 2018.
Have your say by visiting www.qld.gov.au/skillsforqueensland or contacting the Queensland Government on 1300 369 935.