VET. It's Right Now.

What will the future of work look like? How well are we prepared?
It’s time to find out.

The world of work is evolving. The jobs and careers of today are constantly changing, leaving us in uncertain territory when it comes to educating and preparing the next generation.

So, how do we keep up with these changes so we can engage in meaningful careers conversations? We learn.

Join us for an 8-part series about the future of work, led by Triple J’s Tom Tilley.

Each fortnight we’ll tackle new subjects and hear from a panel of industry experts, career advisors and students, helping to create a new perspective around #Work2030.

Stories


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The days of a job for life are over.

The idea of a ‘job for life’ doesn’t really fit in with the future of work. With so much change on the horizon, flexibility and a proactive approach is key. So, what can young people do to find job security in an ever-changing world?

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What skills will future careers need most?

With work taking up such a huge part of our adult lives, it’s important to consider all the options before making a decision. So, how do we combine our passions and interests with the skills that future careers will need most?

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Will robots take our jobs?

As technology continues to rapidly evolve, it’s important to make sure we keep up. Robots can do a lot, but they can’t do everything. It’s not just a question of what jobs robots can do, but what jobs humans can do better, both now and in the future.

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Why VET is right now.

Vocational Education and Training is in touch with the realities of the current and future employment market, because it’s entirely driven by the employment market. It’s right now. So, why don’t we hear more about it?

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Navigating a Future Career Path

Traditional career paths were a lot more straight forward than the ones we’re seeing today, and the ones we might see in the future. How can we help young people navigate their way through the changing career landscape?

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What parents need to know

When it comes to the latest career information, much of our knowledge can sometimes be out of date or based only on our own thoughts and experiences. To help educate young people about the future of work, we need to start by changing our mindset and be open to new possibilities.

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University or VET? Why the imbalance?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) has always been a viable choice, yet its benefits don’t seem to be widely appreciated. We discuss the differences between university and VET, and how young people deserve to be aware of all the options.

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Join us for an 8-part series led by Triple J’s Tom Tilley

Each fortnight we’ll tackle new subjects and hear from a panel of industry experts, career advisors and students, helping to create a new perspective around #Work2030.

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Part 5: We put real Mums to the test

Every parent wants to see their child succeed in all aspects of their life, including choosing the right career path. What parents do for a living; where they live; their education, knowledge and skills; what they earn; and how they spend their time and money, have a huge influence on their child’s career decision making.

We put these real Mums to the test to see just how much they really know about Vocational Education and Training.

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Part 5: We put real Dads to the test.

Every parent wants to see their child succeed in all aspects of their life, including choosing the right career path. What parents do for a living; where they live; their education, knowledge and skills; what they earn; and how they spend their time and money, have a huge influence on their child’s career decision making.

We put these real Dads to the test to see just how much they really know about Vocational Education and Training.

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Part 4: VET. It’s Right Now

Students of today face challenges unlike all those before them. The days of ‘a job for life’ are over, so students need the skills and flexibility to navigate the future world of work.

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Part 4: Western Power

“One of the great things for me about Vocational Education and Training is that if you really commit yourself to it and you really sink in to your field of knowledge and your field of study, the opportunities can be endless.” - Jared Stone, Primary Plant Technician - DC Systems Tradesman, Western Power

Contributors (in order of appearance)
• David Fyfe, Executive Manager, Western Power
• Megan Feaver, Electrician, Western Power, Certificate II Electrotechnology (pre-apprenticeship), Certificate III Electrotechnology
• Jared Stone, Primary Plant Technician - DC Systems Tradesman, Western Power, Certificate II Electrotechnology (pre-apprenticeship), Certificate III Electrotechnology, Certificate IV in Engineering (Instrumentation), Advanced Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)

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Part 3: VET. It’s Right Now

We need to prepare students for a world that needs problem solvers, critical thinkers, communicators... people who have practical experience and industry exposure. 

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Part 3: Health Engine

“The workforce is actually changing. We are looking for a broad range of transferrable skills. We have a policy to be able to move people around the business so once you join Health Engine you’re not stuck in that role.” - Lori Tyrrell, Head of People and Culture, Health Engine

 Contributors (in order of appearance)
• Lori Tyrrell, Head of People and Culture, Health Engine
• Anna Powell, Product Marketing Manager, Health Engine WAIKATO Institute of Technology: PR & Advertising
• Thomas Spencer, Growth Engineer, Health Engine Certificate IV in Information Technology (Website Design) Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)

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Part 2: VET. It’s Right Now

We need to prepare students for a world that needs problem solvers, critical thinkers, communicators...         people who have practical experience and industry exposure. 

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Part 2: Roy Hill

“VET courses provide an opportunity to be able to develop a pipeline of talent to meet the roles of the futures. It’s actually thinking 5, maybe even 10 years in advance because the rate of change is so fast that if we just keep up with today we’re missing the opportunity of tomorrow.” - Mick Anstey, General Manager of People, Health Safety and Environment, Roy Hill


Contributors (in order of appearance)

  • Mick Anstey, General Manager of People, Health Safety and Environment, Roy Hill
  • Jason Alec, Advisor Stakeholder Engagement, Roy Hill Cert IV Leadership (in progress)
  • Elsa Derschow, Advisor Aboriginal Support, Roy Hill Cert IV Training and Assessing, Cert IV Leadership (in progress)
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Part 1: VET. It’s Right Now.

The world of work is complex and changing. We need to equip our students with skills for tomorrow and provide the training they need to succeed today.

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VET. It’s Right Now. Industry Perspectives

“The world of work is changing faster than ever. It’s not that we haven’t had change before, it’s just that the pace has really ramped up. As we go through the rapid change that’s happening at the moment, we’re going to need to keep reskilling and upskilling throughout our lives and VET is the main way of doing that. That’s what VET is all about.” - Sara Caplan, CEO, PwC Skills for Australia.

Contributors (in order of appearance)

  • Sara Caplan, CEO, PwC Skills for Australia
  • Mick Anstey, General Manager of People, Health Safety and Environment, Roy Hill
  • Michelle Hoad, Managing Director, North Metropolitan TAFE
  • Lori Tyrrell, Head of People and Culture, Health Engine
  • David Fyfe, Executive Manager, Western Power

VET Information Day Kit

This kit provides you with some resources to run a Vocational Education and Training Day in your school. The purpose of the day should be to better inform and educate your school community that Vocational Education and Training is an equal or first choice career pathway.


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