January 23, 2018

Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All

As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to remain not just employable but are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers that allow them to maximize their employment opportunities. For companies, reskilling and upskilling strategies will be critical if […]

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Eight Futures of Work Scenarios and their Implications

The world of work is undergoing a period of dramatic change. As automation, primarily in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence and other new technologies, are developing at an unprecedented rate, and are having a significant impact on multiple industries, they are leading to wide-ranging changes to the jobs, tasks and skills required within each […]

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January 12, 2018

Employer Engagement in Education – Insights from international evidence for effective practice and future research

This study, commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), is designed to review current evidence on the most effective ways in which employers can support schools to improve pupil educational and economic outcomes. It is a study in three parts. It aims, first, to conceptualise employer engagement in education as a strategic tool, developing a […]

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January 8, 2018

Improving the Employment Potential of University Graduates

A new survey out today of more than 4000 employers across Australia outlines employer impressions of the skills and knowledge of our higher education graduates. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey results were encouraging but also reinforce the need to ensure our higher education institutions are focused on […]

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December 13, 2017

Australian apprenticeships: trends, challenges and future opportunities for dealing with Industry 4.0

This conference paper explores some of the challenges and constraints within the Australian system of apprenticeships to adequately respond to industry 4.0. It also presents some of the current directions in government policy and explores opportunities within industries and the training system itself to create change. Australian Apprenticeships – Trends, Challenges and Future Opportunities

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