Defending TAFE – perspectives from manufacturing
The future we want is dependent on us successfully defending public education and particularly, defending public Vocational Education & Training - TAFE.
A brief examination of the meteoric rise of Careers Australia, and the implications for students, teachers and the vocational education sector.
Mary Faraone reflects on the future of TAFE and concludes that "the trick is to be ready for opportunities and develop a vision that respects and is loyal to the past but looks to the future."
Effective skills formation is essential to our national economic and social wellbeing. It will be the difference between whether as a nation we prosper or decline.
Among the many failures in the education ‘reform’ movement, the attempt to promote for-profit education has been the most complete. For-profit education has failed at every level.
Jennifer Westacott and the Business Council of Australia’s proposals for Education and Skills released at the National Press Club today are another disappointing suggestion that fails to recognise the very real issues facing vocational education in this country.