Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is marking National Skills Week 2021 by reminding the community of the incredible opportunities of a skilled career.
“Thousands of people in our region have made use of the skills and training pathways available through the record levels of federal funding,” Mr Hogan said.
“These opportunities are guaranteed by the Federal Government which is backing Australians to take up new skills with the highest spend on skills and training in Australia’s history, $6.4 billion just this financial year.”
“This includes a two-year extension of the $2 billion JobTrainer fund, offering free or low-fee training to Australians, jointly funded with state and territory governments. To date the JobTrainer fund has supported over 230,000 Australians upskill and break into new career opportunities.”
“Given the massive demand for skilled workers it is also a great reminder that it is never too late to take up a new trade or to upskill through our world-class vocational education and training sector.”
“National Skills Week has seen events and webinars held across the country aiming to help Australians unlock their potential and gain real skills for real careers.
“Whether it was on nation-building projects like the Pacific Highway, in TV programs like ‘The Block’ or ‘MasterChef’, or indeed in the seemingly endless streams on Instagram and TikTok, everywhere you look Australians are making a difference by doing incredible things with world-leading skills developed here in our backyard.”
“This National Skills Week is a chance for all Australians to consider having a crack at vocational education and training and remind everyone about the amazing opportunities a skilled career can generate for you and your family.”