Have hope, the Vocational Education and Training system has finally reached the bottom and government, industry, peak training organisations and policy makers are ready to start the long climb out of the hole dug by failed policies. They simply need a ladder.
Vocational education is distinctively embedded in its context. The curriculum for schools and higher education either comes from the education system or it originates from occupations but is strongly reinterpreted by educationalists.
Apprenticeships are again the flavour of the month, as they tend to be every once in a while. It seems it’s easier to talk about these things than actually do anything about them, isn’t it?
The struggle for the future of public sector provision of vocational education and training is gearing up for its next big engagement, the NSW election on March 28.
On March 28, NSW residents will go to the polls in what will be an election where the future of TAFE as we know it will be on the line.The Liberal\National Government has set out a clear agenda that involves massive fee increases for courses, over 1000 TAFE staff to be slashed and no certainty in ongoing funding for TAFE Institutes across NSW.