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Welcome to the latest issue of the FutureNow eNews - Your Workforce, Your Future.
Inside this issue:
Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) WA 2016
The Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) has been celebrating excellence in the print, packaging and visual communications industry in Western Australia since 1978. PICA recognises quality and innovation in the industry by presenting awards for outstanding work and ideas. Read more.
Australian Womensport and Recreation Association E-Mentoring Program
Applications are now open for the 2016 E-Mentoring Program to assist women to take the next step in their career and develop and achieve their career goals. Read more.
Five leaders from philanthropy, business and the arts were honoured for their rich contribution to Australia’s cultural life at the new Creative Partnerships Awards at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art this week. Read more.
Creative Partnerships Award-Winners Announced
The State Government have announced the new TAFE College Governing Councils and interim Managing Directors appointed to oversee the reform of Western Australia's public training sector. Read more.
New TAFE Interim Managing Directors Appointed
New Skills Service Organisation (SSO) Websites
Following the establishment of Skills Service Organisations (SSO's) to support industry in the development of training packages (replacing the previous Industry Skills Councils), the organisations now have their new websites up and running. Read more.
VET funding in Australia: Background, trends and future directions is a paper published by The Mitchell Institute and summarises the evolution of the VET shared funding model and assesses its effectiveness over time in terms of funding, participation and enrolments. Read more.
VET Funding in Australia: Background, Trends and Future Directions
To assist registered training organisations (RTOs) to prepare for and implement revised training packages, the Australian Government Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and state and territory Skills Ministers have agreed to temporarily increase the period allowed to transition students to the updated training package qualifications under Standard 1.26 (a) of the Standards for RTOs 2015. Read more.
Extended Transition Period for Updated Training Package Qualifications
The Department of Training and Workforce Development has just released the December 2015 quarterly Labour and Economic Snapshot. The snapshot provides an overview of the State’s economic and labour market conditions. Click here to view the snapshot.
December 2015 Quarterly Labour and Economic Snapshot
The federal government has launched a new website designed to improve the quality of vocational education and training (VET) for secondary school students. The Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Senator Scott Ryan, announced the 'Preparing Secondary Students for Work' website and online assessment tool. Read more.
New Website to Support VET at Secondary School