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NT VET Strategy launched

Monday, February 8 2016

The Northern Territory Government has launched a new campaign to tackle the Territory's skills shortage. Minister for Employment and Training Peter Styles said the renewed push is aimed at enticing a greater number of Territory students, workers and employers to participate in vocational education and training programs. Mr Styles said the new VET campaign is one of a number of jobs and skills initiatives planned .  "VET is a practical tertiary education option available to everyone across a large number of careers and industries ranging from the traditional trades, to business or the creative arts," Mr Styles said.“This print, television and online campaign will showcase the value of VET to individuals, organisations, industries and the Northern Territory community as a whole.


“The campaign is focused not only on school leavers looking to undertake VET programs, but also those already in the workforce hoping to upskill and employers considering undertaking VET programs within their workplaces.”


A new VET website www.vet.nt.gov.au was launched late last year to provide comprehensive information for all stakeholders as a modern, up-to-date, easy-to-navigate tool for students, workers and employers. Mr Styles said the Northern Territory Government is proactive in up skilling the Territory with the upcoming inaugural Open Territory program of events to host an array up government-run skills sessions from early March through to May, to compliment the long-running successful October Business Month.


These sessions include: Upskills: Pricing and Quoting for Profit, Upskills: Marketing Strategies,
Upskills: Attract and Retain Staff, Upskills: Financial Health Check, Upskills: Fair Work Legislation and Upskills: Workforce planning and development.

For more information on VET visit www.vet.nt.gov.au and Open Territory www.openterritory.nt.gov.au.

 


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