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Welcome to the latest edition of the FutureNow eNews: Your Workforce, Your Future

Inside this issue:

Industry News
Training News

Training Pathways to WA's Tech Sector - A New Online Resource for Schools

To assist teachers, career counsellors, students and parents understand the ICT industry dynamics, and discover the many training and career pathways in ICT, FutureNow has developed an online resource profiling a series of young ICT professionals. Read more

Final Report for Public Comment - Independent Review of the Vocational Education and Training Sector in WA

The Final Report of the Independent Review of the Vocational Education and Training Sector has been released for public comment. Read more

School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeships: A Good Practice Guide 

The Department of Training and Workforce Development have released a good practice guide for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. Read more

Current State of VET Reform in Australia

Sussan Ley, Assistant Minister for Education, with responsibility for VET in Schools, provided a keynote address Current state of VET reform in Australia to the 8th Annual Skilling Australia Summit. Read more

Vines of Growth Planted for WA's Wine Industry

Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston welcomed an industry plan to grow Western Australia's highly prized wine sector. Read more

A More Accessible and Responsive National Training System

Minister for Industry, the Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP has recently announced his vision for a more accessible and responsive national training system during his keynote address at the National Skills Summit, hosted by the Australian Council of Private Education and Training and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read more

Worksafe Inspection Program Focus on Catering

Catering has been identified as a sector with a high number of work related injuries, including slips, trips and falls as well as muscle trauma from manual tasks and lacerations from knives. Read more

Automatic Updates for Equivalent Training Package Products

As of 1 July 2014, equivalent training package products (qualifications and/or units of competency) will be automatically added to an RTO's scope of registration by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC) without requiring an application or a fee. Read more

Finalists Showcase the Best in Sport and Recreation

The Department of Sport and Recreation has announced the finalists for the 2014 Sport and Recreation Industry Awards, selected from over 80 applications to showcase best practice and the exciting, diverse range of projects across WA's sport and recreation sector. Read more

Australia's Live Performance - A Growing Workforce

An Ernst and Young report commissioned by Live Performance Australia was recently released charting the scope and size of Australia's Live Performance Industry. Read more

Local Industry Experts Judge WA's ICT Stars of Tomorrow

On Monday 30 June, 16 high school finalist teams from 11 different schools gathered at Bankwest to pitch their business Start-Up ideas to a panel of industry judges, for the culmination of Curtin University's inaugural JUST START IT project. Read more

Hamilton Hill Senior High School Supporting ICT Skills for the Future

Hamilton Hill Senior High School competed for the finalist place in the JUST START IT gala event. FutureNow Creative Industries Project Manager Jo Pickup attended and helped judge the semi-finalists. Read more

The WAITTA's Celebrate ICT Successes

Friday 20 June was WA's ICT industry night of nights - with the 23rd annual WAITTA's held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read more

Why Apprentices are not Completing Their Training

Approximately half of all apprenticeship contracts in the trades are not completed according to a literature review by NCVER. Read more 
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