26 September 2023

TV’s Cam to push training campaign

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A 12-month campaign to increase awareness of vocational education and training (VET) has kicked off, with National Careers Ambassador, Scott Cam (pictured) to tour Australia to promote the value of VET.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Michaelia Cash said VET was the key to building Australia’s future workforce.

“It’s clear that by learning a trade you have the potential to earn more, your skills will be in demand and you’ll help build our country to keep our economy strong,” Senator Cash said.

She said she was “thrilled” that Mr Cam would be getting this message out to young people and parents at events around Australia.

“As National Careers Ambassador, Mr Cam will demonstrate the value of a trades career,” Senator Cash said.

“He will help Australians at all ages and stages to make informed decisions about learning and training opportunities that can open pathways to rewarding jobs.”

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships, Steve Irons said the Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow skills package was driving fundamental change in Australia’s workforce.

“We know that industry needs more workers with technical, trade and practical skills,” Mr Irons said.

“We are backing Australians through incentives, funding and reform to ensure that the sector can deliver the skilled and responsive workforce to meet these needs.”

He said the Government was committed to raising the profile of the VET sector to establish it as a first choice option for skills development.

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