Vocational education and training is facing some big changes. The federal government is proposing a five-year National Skills Agreement with the states to start next year.
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so you might as well try and enjoy it.
The Albanese government has changed visa conditions for international graduates. But this alone won’t help students stay in Australia.
Education can’t make up for inadequacies in other policies that continue to cause mass unemployment.
Skills training in Zimbabwe excludes students from poor backgrounds. The informal sector should be used as a training ground for them.
We hear the term ‘skills shortages’ all the time in media and policy debates. But what skills do we need, and more importantly, how do we get them?
Hot rooftops and a looming skills shortage – these are just a few challenges faced by crucial yet undervalued air-conditioning repair people.
Wind turbines need building, heat pumps need installing – but Britain has a chronic skills shortage.
Corruption and fraud make a few rich households richer. But the already poor and low-skilled lose their jobs and become poorer.
Can the structural barriers to low-skilled employment growth be overcome?
Youth unemployment in Nigeria is a skills mismatch problem – corporations can’t find suitable workers in the midst of a large pool of unemployed workers.
Demand for professional development has grown but the pandemic has forced it online. Decades of evidence from online education tells us how to ensure professional development remains effective.
South Africa is producing an oversupply of graduates in fields that don’t support economic growth.
Freelancers who have lost work during the COVID-19 crisis can take steps to ensure they have a successful long-term career in the post-pandemic period.
Urgent measures are necessary from various levels of government to develop support programs for immigrant women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A South African study explored how psychology students benefited from an alternative approach to teaching and learning.
Education should equip people not just with specific skills, but also with the knowledge they need to be citizens, and for occupations in which they can develop across the course of their lives.
Training providers and employers aren’t adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs thrown up by the fourth industrial revolution.
In April 2019, the government-commissioned Joyce review made 71 recommendations to reform the VET sector. Here’s what the report said, and what the government is doing about it.
From the biggest ‘wicked’ problems on down, finding solutions to challenges depends on working together collaboratively. Students think they’re good at this, but they aren’t. Here’s what could help.