National Skills Week 2012: The Launch

National Skills Week, dedicated to highlighting the opportunities, the achievements and excellence of Australia’s VET sector, launched amongst a night of glitz and glamour at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney on Monday 13th August.

As well as including a Premiere screening of the documentary ‘Our Story: The 2011 Team Australia Skillaroos’, the night acted as a platform to showcase the skills and talents of vocational students from TAFE NSW, and registered training organisation Hospitality Employment Solutions (HTN).  Students demonstrated their skills in floristry, hospitality, event management, radio and television broadcasting, hairdressing and costume design to name a few, to over 350 guests made up largely of Industry, TAFE, Private RTOs, Industry Skills Councils, Government and team members from the WorldSkills 2011 Team Australia Skillaroos.

Senator Evans was joined on the night by MC Brian Wexham, CEO SkillsOne, as well as Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Joshua Toomey and Renya Xydis, who both delivered speeches on the value of apprenticeships and training.