Australia is going through the most significant disruption in the world of work since the industrial revolution.
As educators and influencers, how we respond has huge implications for the next generation.
Careers are now increasingly seen not as being ‘chosen’ but as being constructed, through the series of choices about learning and work that people make throughout their lives.
We must support our students to make well informed career decisions.
We need to equip them with skills for tomorrow and provide the training they need to succeed today.
Right now, VET is preparing students for emerging industries and occupations, with courses for 9 out of top 10 occupations expected to grow over the next five years.
As we head further into the age of digital disruption and rapid automation, it is becoming clearer that the jobs of the future will require individuals to possess a broad range of transferable skills.
The workforce of the future will be dependent on creativity, problem solving and critical thinking.
Vocational Education and Training is one of the most progressive forms of education available to school leavers.
It’s 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.