Celebrating careers in National Skills Week

Joint Media Release
  • Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships

‘Succeed your way’ is the theme of this year’s National Skills Week starting on 26 August.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the week will highlight the range of nationally recognised qualifications available to harness the current, and future opportunities of our workforce.

“National Skills Week is a great time to think about your career,” Minister Cash said.

“Whether you’re still at school or finishing, looking to broaden your skills or change careers, Australia has a wide range of education pathways to choose from. Vocational education and training (VET) offers real skills for real careers enabling you to become work-ready for employers.”

Minister Cash said the Morrison Government’s $525 million Skills Package - Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow will assist Australians develop the skills they need to succeed in our changing labour market.

The Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, The Hon Steve Irons MP said the Skills Package will create up to 80,000 additional apprentices in priority skill shortage areas, provide 400 scholarships to young people, and increase support provided to people with lower levels of education.

“To ensure Australians can harness the opportunities of our workforce, the Morrison Government established the National Careers Institute to give every Australian access to quality careers information and accurate advice about careers in demand,” Assistant Minister Irons said.

For more information about National Skills week visit: www.nationalskillsweek.com.au

To learn more about the Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package visit: www.education.gov.au/skills-and-training-budget-overview-2019-20

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