Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews MP kicked off a national conversation on preparing students for life beyond the classroom.
Minister Andrews joined educators, industry and career representatives and parents in Darwin, for a roundtable discussion on the development of a new National Career Education Strategy.
“The Government is committed to ensuring students receive the best possible preparation for the jobs of today and the future,” Minister Andrews said.
“Feedback from this roundtable and subsequent consultations will be critical to developing the Federal Government’s new strategy.”
Continuing the Government’s focus on career education in schools, Minister Andrews also launched the Career education self-assessment tool for schools.
Developed by the Australian Government with support from the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), the new online tool will assist schools to evaluate and improve their career education strategies.
“This new resource forms part of the Government’s commitment to supporting schools and creating a highly skilled 21st century workforce,” Minister Andrews said.
“It adds to a suite of resources developed with the support of the Australian Government to implement the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework.”