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Education sector encouraged to give feedback on VET

For more information, contact Shane Love (Member for Moore ).

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA is seeking
community feedback on the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
program which is currently being reviewed under a State Parliament

Mr Love is a member of the Education and Health Standing Committee which will examine VETiS to ensure the program is meeting the needs of schools, students and industry. The Committee is also considering the challenges facing regional and remote areas, registration and ongoing monitoring of training organisations and resourcing of the program.

“VET provides an alternative pathway to mainstream education for students who are disconnected from school or likely to enter employment or advanced training,” Mr Love said.

“To date, VET has proven a successful program which fosters the interests, skills and abilities of participating students and facilitates a pathway to further education opportunities.

“I encourage students, school boards, employers, parents and citizens associations and local chambers of commerce and industry across Moore to share their views on the VETiS to ensure the program is as efficient and effective as it can possibly be.”

The Nationals’ spokesperson for education and training Peter Rundle MLA said the inquiry was an opportunity for the education sector to have its say on the program.

“VET is pivotal to ensuring people have the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need to contribute to their workplace in an effective and meaningful way,” he added.

“This inquiry affords stakeholders the opportunity to have their views considered first-hand by members of the Committee and to ensure it is meeting the needs of the community.”

Submission period closes August 7, 2017.

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