Apprenticeships, TAFE, and community colleges are vital institutions in this nation to secure all industries are viable into the future. We need strong consistent funding locked in over at least ten years to ensure the providers and recipients of these systems feel confident in getting the best out of each other.
While the information technologies sector grows we can not ignore the smaller, more traditional industries. We don’t need a situation like can be seen in the United States where industry has all but disappeared. We need to support all avenues to healthy jobs growth, and that starts with education! Getting kids excited about their interests no matter what form they take is vital to a fair and balanced nation.