Geelong (Victoria) has been chosen as home for the $14 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane said the new Centre would be integrated with a network of Centres across Australia and would develop a sector competitiveness plan to link local businesses with global companies. Mr Macfarlane said a new Job ConnectionsContinue Reading »
| by Tim Dodd | Australian Financial Review | August 9, 2015 | Australia’s second P-TECH pilot school, which brings industry-led vocational education to students, will open in Ballarat with the backing of IBM. The school, to be called Federation College, will be located within Federation University, and help students towards a diploma, advanced diplomaContinue Reading »
Images from today’s P-TECH Launch at Federation College in Ballarat. Click to view a larger image.
| www.ncver.edu.au | 8 July 2015 | International workforce development and apprenticeship expert Nicholas Wyman will discuss how partnerships involving employers, communities and educators can bridge skills gaps today at the 24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference. Drawing on his work with organisations, governments and educational institutions from around the world thatContinue Reading »
by Joanne Gedge | Jun 2, 2015 If you’re about to finish high school or have been out for some time but haven’t quite figured out your next move here are some practical job hunting tips for people interested in skills based careers. 1. Network – Most jobs are not advertised, and the only wayContinue Reading »
Geelong Advertiser | 26 May 2015 | by Danny Lannen. An inspirational example from New York has highlighted the potential for Geelong’s pilot P-Tech college. Committee for Geelong chairman Dan Simmonds and Skilling Australia Foundation chief executive Nicholas Wyman visited the Brooklyn campus that has pioneered the Pathways in Technology model in the US. Australia’sContinue Reading »