Jeanette Allen reflects on her career within the Vocational Education and Training sector
Jeanette Allen's vocational education and training (VET) journey began as a hairdresser and her commitment to education saw her move from running her own business to becoming a VET teacher/trainer, completing a Diploma of Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education.
With a fundamental belief in the power of education and how it can change lives, combined with a commitment to deliver outcomes, Jeanette is proud of the balance and underpinning principles that guide her work in VET.
Jeanette is the Chief Executive Officer of Service Skills Australia (SSA), a not-for-profit, independent organisation that supports skills development across a range of industry sectors. Under Jeanette's guidance, SSA is leading the way in VET reform and setting benchmarks on the global stage.
Jeanette is also the current Chair of WorldSkills Australia, founding partner of the International Professional Standards Network and the 2011 winner of the Leadership in Quality Award at the Australian Training Awards.