Skills for the Future

 

It is widely reported that today’s students will need more than vocational skills to be successful; they will need to have the capacity to embrace and use new technology, interpret information for planning and problem solving and apply creativity to become innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Foundation of Young Australian’s latest report ‘The New Work Smarts’ explores this idea in detail sharing how future workplaces will require Smart Learning, Smart Thinking and Smart Doing.
 
This builds on their previous advice that young people are expected to have 5 career paths with 17 different employers and career choices being linked to 7 job clusters.  ISACNT will provide students and job seekers with an opportunity to identify their ‘ideal’ Job cluster through a short interactive, fun quiz.
 
And while the research mounts regarding the skills that employers value, the team from Skilling Australia Foundation have provided advice on how to get the best start in your career.  Challenging the traditional view that Tertiary Education provides the ideal way to high paid employment, they have partnered with McCrindle Research to present the case for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Using local and international data their research report ‘Perceptions Are Not Reality’ makes a compelling case for VET being well placed to provide the work-place specific skills and knowledge that will meet our future employment demands.  Copies of the report will be available at the ISACNT stand for interested parents, teachers and trainers.
 
Additionally, the ISACNT team will encourage Expo visitors to try their hand at a range of activities including programing a mini-drone or a robot, planning and producing your own movie, or explore the hospitality industry as a VR experience.  We will also be demonstrating the latest ‘tech toy’ from Sony which turns any flat surface into a digital device – come and check it out! 

 

2017 Skills, Employment and Careers Expos