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FFTI Nimble News 17 Aug 2020

Specialist Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation at Muresk

Muresk Institute is set to become home to a new $7.5 million Specialist Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation to train farm machinery technicians in new and emerging technologies as part of the McGowan Government's $167.4 million infrastructure investment in TAFE.

New Report: The Economic and Social Benefits of the TAFE System

Published by the Centre for Future Work at the Australian Institute.

For Job Seekers, Rockingham and Fremantle area – Employability Workshops:

The Jobs and Skills Centres provide several workshops throughout the year. How to right resumes, applications, and interview skills.

Incentives to employ and train:

Lots of information about financial incentives for businesses with the cost of taking on a new employee, apprentice or trainee.

2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry:

If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference in agriculture, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries

Skills Impact have identified five key themes for real VET reform:

If you are frustrated by the VET system, you need to read this.

COAG Skills Council Communiqué: 31 July 2020

Skills Ministers met recently to advance priorities to support Australia’s critical skills and training needs in response to COVID-19.

For RTOS - ASQA’s regulatory strategy 2020-22 outlines its regulatory priorities for the next two years:

ASQA’s Regulatory Strategy 2020-22 has been developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For teachers and career practitioners. Growing Careers Website:

Forest & Wood Products Australia initiative to connect interested people with career paths and job opportunities in the forest industries sector

New Report “A Fair Share for Australian Manufacturing: Manufacturing Renewal for the Post-COVID Economy”

New research from the Centre for Future Work reveals that Australia ranks last among all OECD countries for manufacturing self-sufficiency

Good site for career and teaching resources for the primary industries:

Primezone is full of teaching resources mapped to high school curriculum, however a lot of the resources could also be used to highlight careers as well.

We hope that this has been of some assistance.

Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council

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