VET in Schools Forum 2019

Monday 1st July 2019

In collaboration with The Teachers’ Guild of NSW and MWLP (Work Placement Provider), the ACE Hills Parramatta Region presents the 2019 VET in Schools Forum.


Event Details

This Forum, now in its third year, is cross-sectoral including VET educators from Government, Catholic and Independent schools.

The 2019 VET in Schools Forum will focus on the topic Excellence in VET Practice.

There are more than ¼ million students engaging in VET in Schools nationally (more than 54,000 in NSW) each year. Students are being prepared for work at school as they work towards training package qualifications in a broad range of vocational areas. A recent report states that 44% of almost one million jobs to be created by 2020 will require vocational certificates or diplomas. Hence the relevance of providing a vocational education pathway through school.

If you are a member of The Teachers’ Guild, please contact National Office to get your ACE member discount.

Guest Speakers

Nicholas Wyman | CEO and Co-founder, Skilling Australia Foundation

Nicholas is co-founder of Skilling Australia Foundation and CEO of The Institute for Workplace Skills and InnovationNick has advocated for and created solutions on workplace issues of the 21st Century. He is an international expert, particularly zeroing in on Apprenticeship and CTE education and training models. He was Australian Apprentice of the Year in 1988.

Joe Newbery | Director, Newbery Consulting

Joe is founder and principal consultant for Newbery Consulting which has a mission to support the Australian VET sector by providing highly informed and innovative products and services for VET providers. Joe delivers professional development sessions predominately about training and assessment design.

Nicholas Minto | Manager Partnerships, Training Services NSW

Nicholas is Manager of the Partnerships Team in Training Services, NSW Department of Industry, responsible for the Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP). This NSW Government initiative aims to strengthen connections between local industry and secondary school communities and support students in planning their future career pathways.

Brett Judd | CEO, World Skills Australia

Brett is the CEO of World Skills Australia which is the exclusive Australian member of the world’s largest skills movement – with 79 member nations – that creates a global platform where youth, educators, industry and governments can meet, learn and develop skills together.

Kathryn Taylor | Director, Turning Point Consulting

Kathryn is Director of Turning Point Consulting which partners schools and businesses to provide a holistic professional development platform that encompasses self-assessment, strategic planning and targeted outcomes.

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