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DEEWR A highly skilled, educated and productive community Brighter future through education Jennifer Gibb Branch Manager Youth Transitions Branch and National.

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1 DEEWR A highly skilled, educated and productive community Brighter future through education Jennifer Gibb Branch Manager Youth Transitions Branch and National Disability Coordination Officers Program

2 Skill Shortages Do they exist? How dire are they? What can career teachers do to ensure young people have best chance of entry to solid career?

3 Economic context ‘Encourage education in a downturn’ (Canberra Times )

4 Jobs and Training Compact Young Australians:  Every young person under 25 is given a school, apprenticeship, training or higher education place  Lift the mandatory school leaving age to 17  Accelerate the COAG target of 90% year 12 or equivalent attainment from 2020 to 2015  Making education and training the most important pre- condition for receiving Youth Allowance

5 COAG Targets Lift the Year 12 or equivalent attainment rate to 90% by 2020 (recently revised to 2015) Halve the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade At least halve the gap for Indigenous students in Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates by 2020 Halve the proportion of Australians aged without qualifications at Cert III and above between 2009 and 2020 Double the number of higher qualification completions (diploma and advanced diploma) between 2009 and 2020

6 Agreements & Partnerships National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development National Partnerships: Low socio-economic schools Literacy and numeracy Quality teaching Skill shortage and emerging skill needs

7 Education Revolution  National Curriculum  Trade Training Centres (up to $1.5 million per high school)  Digital Education Revolution ($1 million per high school)  New school buildings (Building the Education Revolution - $14.7 billion over 3 years)  Teacher quality – Teach for Australia

8 Skilling Australia for the future Skills Australia Industry Skills Councils Productivity Places Program Vocational and academic systems working together Apprenticeship support

9 Changes happening now Green Skills Expanding service industries Demand for higher level skills Reshaped economy

10 Jobs for Youth: Australia (OECD) As labour markets become more selective a lack of relevant skills brings a higher risk of unemployment Getting off to a good start facilitates integration and lays foundation for a good career….


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