WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training announce Skills Pathway Expo
The skills and trade event is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney in June to demonstrate the diversity of VET options and providers available for students across a range of skills and trades. It will deliver a hub of reputable resources and information relating to VET pathways, as well as access to key industry leaders.
“The main goal for us is to promote skills excellence and demonstrate the importance of VET as a pathway for young people to consider. By partnering with Velg Training to deliver the Skills Pathways Expo we are striving to be key drivers in helping our future workforce better understand the skills they need to adapt to the demands of a changing economy, all within a fun and interactive environment,” says WorldSkills Australia chief executive Brett Judd.
WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training are inviting Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) across Australia to get involved in the Skills Pathway Expo to help raise the profile of skills in Australia.
RTOs will be given the opportunity to meet and build relationships with potential students, promote and increase awareness of vocational education opportunities, and launch new courses that are being created to fill the skills shortage areas within Australia’s economy.
“Velg Training is very excited to be partnering with WorldSkills Australia through the Skills Pathway Expo. The Skills Pathway Expo has been specifically designed to provide an opportunity for those visiting the national championships to make an immediate and direct connection to RTOs that offer nationally-recognised qualification vocational pathways,” says Velg Training chief executive Michelle Weaver.
“Having these VET pathway providers under one roof will be a bonus for parents, prospective students and school representatives wanting to explore the options for school leavers.”
The event will also feature a Skills Show, which will see more than 400 apprentices and trainees compete in 50 skills at the WorldSkills Australia National Championships. They will also compete for an opportunity to represent Australia at the 45th WorldSkills international competition in Kazan, Russia in 2019.
The Skills Show will also feature a selection of hands-on skills, Try’aSkills’ where visitors can try out a skill and learn more from industry experts, a Tech Hub and a Skills & Thrills Show.