Funds, Jobs of the Future & New Professional Development

Hi there

Firstly, thank you for your support on blogs, events and videos too – it’s always wonderful to hear from you, see you in the flesh or online, and identify ways to work together. 

Recent work with organisations involved in international capability and capacity development have uncovered partnerships and high value opportunities. If this is an area you’d like some help investigating, you can choose 1 or more regions as a starting point, plus gain practical advice on how to position for global projects and smooth introductions.

Lots for you in this enews on funds (scroll down to the end), future jobs, mentoring, professional development, resources and two questions to start your workforce plan.

Are you looking for a mentor?

The Workforce BluePrint team includes award winning entrepreneurs and youth leaders, internationally recognised women in business and innovation, leaders in workforce planning and development, inventors and pitch coaches all with a track record of global impact.

Coaching and mentoring business, government, industry and regional leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, Ministers and MPs, startups and Small Medium Enterprises, the approach is very practical and supportive, focusing on getting you unstuck, with outstanding feedback from mentees.

Working one-on-one or in small groups, please contact the office on +61 8387 9800 or email to discuss how we may be able to work together with you and which of our team members would suit.

Can your staff confidently answer questions on Teaching, Learning and Assessment Practice?

RTO Leaders need to see this! Watch and read more here>

Future of Jobs, Skills and Work –

keen for an event near you?

Exploring where future jobs and workforce demand is headed, from the perspective of employers and industry, in Australia and internationally was the focus of a recent event cohosted in Melbourne.

Great feedback was received from those attending including leaders from Business, Government and Industry; Educators from ACE, Higher Education, Schools and VET; Practitioners from Economic Development, Employment Services, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Workforce Planning and Workforce Development.

If you are keen for an event near you please hit reply via email with your suggestions, thank you.

How would you fix TAFE SA?

Rather than going over the problems, and bearing in mind the Terms of Reference for the review, which is separate to the response to the TAFE SA Quality Review supported by the Nous Group, suggestions I’m putting forward for solutions include 15 points.

Read more here>

Jobs of the Future –

Cards, Posters and Presentations

Are you working with young people, job seekers and/or students? You may be looking for a great icebreaker or activities to get them engaged in thinking about jobs of the future.

Available for Pre-order now is these Augmented Reality (AR) enabled Future Jobs cards and instructions on how to use the AR and ideas on how you can use them.

Pre-order you Future Jobs cards here and a 3 Poster Pack also AR enabled on Future Jobs, Career Trucks and 21st Century Capabilities.

If you have an audience keen to learn more about ‘Future Jobs’ you can book in a presentation ideal for Educators, Employment Service Providers, Parents, Student and Youth.

New Professional Development

World-leading VET/TVET System Professional Development

  • Exploring Global Opportunities to Export your Capabilities in Capacity Building
  • 2020 Vision for your RTO/VET Provider
  • Vocational Education and Training: The Australian Experience

21st Century VET/TVET Leaders and Practitioners

  • Building Partnerships to Promote Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Social Innovation in VET
  • Rapid VET Product Development
  • VET 4.0

21st Century Workforces

  • Future of Jobs, Skills and Work including 21st Century Capabilities
  • Innovation Tours
  • Looming Labour and Skills Shortages – what can you do about it?
  • Regional Workforce Development over the Horizon
  • The Future of Workplace Learning
  • Workforce of the Future Masterclass

Most of these hands on, action learning and outcomes based sessions, suit a half a day session face to face with masterclasses over a full day and VET: The Australian Experience over 3-4 days.

Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Leaders Lunch – where next?

In Melbourne on 15 February 2018, over lunch with Chatham House Rule, insights were shared on what would happen if you are audited like others have been recently, what can be learnt from past mistakes and the subsequent crisis, and the priorities to pay attention for your next audit.

There has been interest for lunches to be run in Australian capital cities for people who are contributing to RTO audit results – TAFE Directors, RTO Leaders and Managers, VET Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Learning and Development staff.

Where would you like to see the lunch facilitated next?

Two questions to start your workforce plan

Perhaps it has been on your ‘to do’ list for a while, maybe you need to update or deliver a workforce plan to match your growth or address looming skill and labour shortages.

This video outlines two questions that can start your workforce plan with a stock take of existing evidence and information using a simple system to fill in the gaps. Please watch the video and get in touch with any questions, thank you.

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

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Disability Workforce Projects – Special Call for South Australia

This is a quick reminder about the Special Call for Disability Workforce Projects to support NDIS implementation in Northern Adelaide.

If you’d like to work with an experienced team with a TAKE ACTIONapproach on your workforce projects please get in touch and we can see what is involved with an initial stock take and then a plan for your project.

Read further information about Disability Workforce initiatives here.

New Industries Fund – Western Australia

The New Industries Fund is a $16.7 million fund over four years that will support and accelerate new and emerging businesses to diversify the Western Australian economy and create new WA jobs and industries.

Read more here>

Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund – Queensland

The Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund provides assistance to industries impacted by digital disruption by supporting a transition and adoption of new practices by existing workers.

The principal aims of the Training in Emerging and Innovative Industries Fund are to:

·       support the current workforce development needs of enterprises and emerging innovative industries

·       minimise current and potential skills shortages

·       address emerging skill needs in the economy or in industries

·       create an environment where innovation, flexibility and industry focus are paramount.

The funds can be used for costs directly associated with supporting industries impacted by digital disruption including training and/or the completion of workforce planning and development activities with a community and regional focus that provide benefits that impact the current workforce.

Anticipating future skills needs, workforce planning and development is Workforce BluePrint’s core business. If you’d like to potentially partner on an application, please contact our office ASAP as expressions of interest close 23 March 2018.

Workforce Training Innovation Fund – encouraging experimentation

The level of experimentation and innovation encouraged by this fund is almost to the limit of your imagination. For example you can identify employer and industry needs, skills and workforce requirements in areas such as Agriculture and Precision Horticulture, NDIS Implementation impacting the Disability Workforce, Smart Farming, Regions and Cities, or the Visitor Economy, then design cutting edge workforce development strategies and programs.

WTIF will reopen in late-February/early-March 2018. Further advice on the exact timing of the opening and closing dates for the next funding round will be published over the coming weeks. Read more here>

Now is the time to begin discussing your ideas and possible projects so please call the office on 08 8387 9800 or email to make a time for a chat.

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