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Celebrating careers in National Skills Week

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‘Succeed your way’ is the theme of this year’s National Skills Week starting on 26 August.

Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said the week will highlight the range of nationally recognised qualifications available to harness the current and future opportunities of our workforce.

“National Skills Week is a great time to think about your career,” Mr Porter said.

“Whether you’re still at school or finishing, looking to broaden your skills or change careers, Australia has a wide range of education pathways to choose from. Vocational education and training (VET) offers real skills for real careers enabling you to become work-ready for employers.”

The Federal Liberal Government’s $525 million Skills Package – ‘Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow’ aims to assist Australians to develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing labour market.

Mr Porter said the Skills Package will create up to 80,000 additional apprentices in priority skill shortage areas, provide 400 scholarships to young people, and increase support provided to people with lower levels of education.

“To ensure Australians can harness the opportunities of our workforce, the Federal Liberal Government established the National Careers Institute to give every Australian access to quality careers information and accurate advice about careers in demand,” Mr Porter said.

Mr Porter encouraged the community to get behind the events celebrating careers during National Skills Week.

“There are many ways you can get involved in National Skills Week. You could run your own event, become a sponsor or visit one of the hundreds of events that are being held around the country,” Mr Porter said.

“The Federal Liberal Government is committed to ensuring Australians and businesses have the necessary skills they need to succeed and prosper and I can see the results every day in my electorate of Pearce.”

For more information about National Skills week visit: http://www.nationalskillsweek.com.au/.

To learn more about the Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package visit: https://www.education.gov.au/skills-and-training-budget-overview-2019-20.