National Skills Week Launch 2014 NSW

This year, a Cabaret Gala Dinner was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney, on August 18. The MC for the night was television and radio personality, Dicko, accompanied by WorldSkills international silver medalist, Jessica Martin. We were also privileged to be joined by the Hon. Adrian Piccoli, Minister for Education.

The night was informative, inspiring, entertaining and… pure magic! A big congratulations to all the students that were involved on the night, and during the lead up. And of course, none of this would have been possible without our sponsors and supporters.

National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile of vocational learning, dispelling out-dated myths about the sector and showcasing career opportunities for young and old. It is an opportunity to promote the diversity within VET, and highlight the exciting outcomes available.

Vocational Education & Training (VET) is the foundation of Australia’s strong and vibrant economy. The sector continues to produce industry leaders, while offering job diversity and career pathways in new and exciting industries. A skilled workforce is essential to grow the economy.

The primary focus of National Skills Week is to promote the diversity, possibilities and options for career outcomes, encouraging Australia to either gain a nationally recognised qualification or upskill if they have been in the workforce for a period of time.

Each year events take place nationwide hosted by TAFEs, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), industry groups, businesses and individuals.

Information on events taking place in your state or region is updated daily and can be found on Many events are attended by local and state MPs as well as students, industry representatives, and parents, training professionals and members of the public.

VJ Shane Addison

Supported By

  • National Rugby League (NRL)
  • SkillsIQ