Celebrating real skills for real careers with 2018 National Skills Week

Aug 27, 2018

Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash has launched the 2018 National Skills Week today, announcing the week was a celebration of the opportunities vocational education and training (VET) provides its graduates and industry alike, by helping people gain real skills for real careers.

Now in its eighth year, National Skills Week showcases the myriad of skills and qualifications that can be achieved through the VET pathway, and acknowledges the sector’s invaluable contribution to Australian lives and businesses.

This year, the sector’s national event will shine a light on the success stories of the Australian VET Alumni, who have all gained real skills for real careers through VET, and now encourage others to consider this career pathway whether they are starting, advancing or changing their career.

Events are being held around the country this week to celebrate VET students, apprentices, graduates and skilled employees. Find out what's happening in state and territories by visiting the National Skills Week website.

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is sharing the stories of the Australian VET Alumni on the new My Skills Facebook page and My Skills Twitter page, which all stakeholders are encouraged to promote.

The sector is encouraged to visit the My Skills website to download communication resources, such as social media tiles featuring the Australian VET Alumni, to help more Australians understand the many ways you can succeed through VET.

National Skills Week runs until September 2. To find out more visit www.nationalskillsweek.com.au.

For more information about VET, visit www.myskills.gov.au.