Tech graduates in Australia are being told they need to have a qualification in maths, science or computer engineering to be taken seriously by employers.
Key points:It’s part of a wider overhaul to the vocational education system, with the aim of boosting skills and skillsets more generally, in this article from June 2017The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACATU) is calling for a “bipartisan” national approach to vocational education, with all states and territories being asked to make significant investment in vocational educationA proposal to introduce the first degree in maths and science was released this week, with a report calling for the introduction of at least two additional degrees in each of these three subjects.
This would allow for students to gain experience in areas such as robotics, digital modelling, artificial intelligence and the arts.
The new requirements have been proposed by the Australian Council for Trade Unisons (ACTU), which is calling on all states to make substantial investment in a range of skills and to provide more apprenticeships.
This would enable more skilled Australians to enter the workforce, including in high-demand sectors such that the skills and competencies needed to be more widely available to all Australians.””
It’s time for Australia to take a more bipartisan approach to the sector.”
This would enable more skilled Australians to enter the workforce, including in high-demand sectors such that the skills and competencies needed to be more widely available to all Australians.
“The report also called for all states, territories and territories to establish a vocational training program for vocational graduates.
The proposal for the first diploma in maths was released alongside the release of the report, with Professor Chris Hogg from the University of Queensland saying the focus was on maths and computing.
He said the report highlighted the importance of providing students with the skills they need.”
The key to unlocking these skills is the development of a high-quality technical education, which is what vocational education is all about,” he said.”
In the absence of vocational education and the skills necessary to undertake it, students are left with a high risk of not achieving the skills needed to achieve their potential.
“As such, this report is a vital contribution to this debate, and it is critical that all states address these critical needs.”
The national strategy will be released on July 23, and is aimed at helping states and territory departments improve the skills of graduates.
“Our objective is to make vocational education more inclusive and accessible to all,” it said.
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