National Skills Week 2016: National Launch
National Skills Week 2016 was launched on Wednesday 24th August at the Queen Victoria Markets, Dairy Hall in Melbourne by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.
The private function, where Minister Andrews officially launched the evening was attended by distinguished guests including The Hon Steve Herbert MP, Victorian Minister for Training and Skills, along with Industry, media, students, parents and supporters from VET sector.
"National Skills Week showcases the vital contribution that VET makes to our daily lives. The week brings together events and activities from around Australia to celebrate the significance of our VET system.” The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.
The event enjoyed speaking appearances by Australian Training Award Alumni, Australian Apprenticeship Ambassadors, WorldSkills representatives, entertainment by students from AIM and Chisholm Institute and canapés by Crown College.
Minister Andrews also reinforced that "We need to focus on continuing to build strong and diverse VET system for a prosperous future. Through training that will equip students with the skills they need to get a job."
Taking place simultaneously in the Queen Victoria Markets public sector was skill displays by TAFE, Industry and WorldSkills Australia, across a variety of skilled areas from hair and beauty, bricklaying, aviation and floristry among others.