Each year, National Skills Week shines a spotlight on Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system, and highlight the talents, diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with VET.

Dave chats with JRLF Senior School and Southern Central Trade Training Centre principal Sandy Mendue about Thursday Jordan River Learning Federation Trade and Skills Expo held to celebrate the achievements of practical learners, and showcase the work of the Southern Central Trade Training Centre and its important part in the Jordan River Learning Federation senior school Years 11/12 program.


The Expo will highlight ways in which the school’s Southern Central Trade Training Centre engages with stakeholders, particularly with industry players including SRT Logistics, Work and Training, and Brighton Council.


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Education innovation such the Driving for Jobs program and the Paddock to Plate initiatives will be featured at the Expo, which will also hear from industry and community partners about why they have chosen to work with the SCTTC and the JRLF Senior School in the selection and recruitment of trainees and younger staff.


Expo attendees will learn how the SCTTC has successfully engaged with institutions like TasTAFE to drive industry relevant programs like construction and automotive in the region, and will hear from students and staff engaged in the innovative programs on the work they are doing and the successful outcomes they are achieving.


National Skills Week aims to motivate all stakeholders – Career Advisors, Industry Associations, Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and Private Training Providers – to do something that promotes VET and the successful outcomes it achieves for students, industry and the national economy.


National Skills Week seeks to mobilise, inform and inspire Australians of all ages to explore the skills needed for a prosperous Australian economy that will provide a fulfilling pathway for their future.