VET looking good for a successful summit

The government wants to create a new skills planning agency – a peak industry body is in favour

The Senate’s legislation committee is having a look, as it does, at the government’s bills to create Jobs and Skills Australia, which is intended to advise on workforce and training needs and advise on programme delivery,

Which the Australian Industry Group thinks is a splendid idea, stating in a submission to the committee inquiry, “the body should be established without delay.”

And it suggests two focuses to get the job done. “As the foundation of skills development” VET “should be sees as integral to a broader tertiary education system,” and apprenticeships “should be a focus in the future” as “fundamental component of skilling.”

If this is any indication of what will happen at the Jobs and Skills Summit the days when post-school was all about unis are over.