Jeanette Allen wins Leadership in Quality Award @ The Australian Training Awards 2011
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 be coming a VET teacher/trainer, completing a Diploma of Education, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education.
After working as a teacher and curriculum designer, Jeanette progressed to facilitating advice on training and skills needs setting the standard for quality in the development and implementation of service industries training. 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 and founding partner of the International Professional Standards Network.