Spotlight on the VET Sector - Part 214 Nov
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What is the truth about VET?
With the release of the Productivity Commission’s Productivity Review of key industries in Australia, including education, the spotlight on VET continues. We reflected last week on whether we need VET at all? So, do we? What actually is the truth about VET?
The truth of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is that it is an absolute key to the fabric of Australian industry. It provides real, hands on training in multiple and diverse areas of Australian industry. Its goal and work is to produce graduates who are ‘job-ready’; that means they are ready to walk onto the job and start, straight away. The importance of this, and its immense value to Australian industry, commerce, and national economic performance, cannot be understated.
The VET sector is needed in Australia, just as it is also recognised to play a vital part in other countries, in producing graduates who are ready to enter their industry as fully contributing, working members of it, right from the start, and who have been trained in a practical, and real manner to jump straight in and effectively just get going. Many VET qualifications involve on the job training, whether through a vocational/work placement, simulated workplace training and assessment or actual on the job training.
Having qualified and ready-to-work graduates is extremely important to all industries and the success of industry ongoingly. We need a steady stream of VET graduates entering industry and doing so fully prepared in a well-rounded manner to step in alongside their colleagues already in the industry to play their part and shape the future of industry of tomorrow.
Vocational education and training is important.
Next week, in Part 3 of this series, we look at what Australia and the various stakeholders in VET can do next, to shape the future of VET.