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Metropolitan Industry and Skills Roundtable

Future skilling requirements and industry growth and trends topped the agenda at a targeted metropolitan roundtable in Bundoora on 2 August. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson hosted the roundtable which was designed to gather intelligence on industry and skilling needs in Metropolitan Melbourne. More than 20 industry […]

Great South Coast Regional Industry and Skills Roundtable

Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney hosted a targeted roundtable in Warrnambool on 28 July to discuss industry and skills in the Great South Coast region. More than 25 industry leaders converged at South West TAFE to examine growth and change in the region, barriers and opportunities to […]

Victorian Skills Commissioner visits Robinvale for Mallee Regional Skills Taskforce meeting

Skills shortages and workforce training needs topped the agenda at the third Mallee Regional Skills Taskforce meeting in Robinvale on 26 July. Prominent Mallee business leaders and local council representatives met with the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson to discuss the unique training and skills requirements of the region, workforce pressures and future industry growth […]

Skilling Australia: future directions for VET

On 25 July, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined Federal Assistant Minister Karen Andrews and Box Hill Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Norman Gray on a discussion panel as part of the CEDA event, Skilling Australia: future directions for VET. The panel examined the Federal Government’s new commitments to vocational education and training, including the new […]

VTA State Conference

On 21 July, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined industry leaders on a panel as part of the Victorian TAFE Association’s 2017 state conference. The panel discussion was facilitated by ABC Melbourne radio presenter Lindy Burns and addressed the topic, TAFE at the heart of community prosperity. LH Martin Institute’s Associate Professor Ruth Schubert and […]

Wodonga TAFE Knowledge Share Conference

On 14 July, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson addressed more than 150 Wodonga TAFE staff at the institution’s annual professional development day. Facilitated by ABC Melbourne radio presenter Lindy Burns, the event was designed to bring campus staff together to share ideas and knowledge. During Mr Coulson’s keynote address he updated the audience on the […]

Victorian business to have their say on workforce skills and training

The Victorian Government is asking businesses to share their views on workforce skills and training in the largest state-wide survey of its kind. The 2017 Victorian Employer Satisfaction and Skills Survey will reach almost 100,000 businesses seeking opinion on industry skills needs and the quality of training delivered through registered training organisations. All businesses, regardless […]

Tackling Skills Shortages in the Mallee Region

On 22 May, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson met with prominent Mallee business leaders and local council representatives to discuss skills shortages and workforce training needs. The inaugural Mallee Regional Skills Taskforce meeting was held at Mildura Airport and outlined the unique training and skills requirements of the region, workforce pressures and future industry growth priorities. […]

Growing Apprenticeships And Traineeships In Victoria

Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson joined Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and apprentices on Wednesday, 3 May in Docklands to launch a new taskforce to drive apprenticeships and traineeships. Mr Coulson will chair the taskforce which will look at barriers stopping people from taking up an apprenticeship or traineeship and whether issues are […]

NBAA networking breakfast

On 3 March, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson addressed more than 100 business leaders at the Northern Business Achievement Awards networking breakfast in Preston. During his presentation, ‘aligning training with industry needs’, Mr Coulson highlighted his work with industry to build real skills for real jobs under the Industry Engagement Framework and newly established Industry Advisory […]

Master Builders Strategy Workshop

On 17 February, Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson delivered a presentation at the Master Builders Association of Victoria’s Strategy Workshop. The presentation, ‘aligning training with industry needs’ highlighted his work with industry to build real skills for real jobs under the new Industry Engagement Framework. He also outlined the gaps and opportunities the VET system needs to […]

AISC appointment

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney has nominated the Victorian Skills Commissioner (VSC) Neil Coulson as the Victorian representative for the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). The Federal Government and the AISC Chair have accepted the nomination. The AISC was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council as […]

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