We need to put money into promoting women in STEM: Malcolm Turnbull
Speaking at StartCon 2019 today in Sydney, Malcolm Turnbull has declared the slow pace of women studying computer science and engineering is a “big conundrum” facing Australia. Read More + ... See MoreSee Less
From NCVER Australia's workforce more qualified than ever
"The decade from 2006 to 2016 saw a big increase in the numbers of Australian workers holding tertiary qualifications, with a far greater share holding higher education qualifications and a more modest increase for those whose highest credential was a VET qualification, according to a new report released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)...."
The dynamics of qualifications: implications for VET also reveals that the dynamics of this change are more pronounced for younger workers, and that it has occurred across all major occupational groups, with a corresponding decline in the number and proportion of workers without post-school qualifications.
Changes in the qualification profiles of workers is one indicator of changes in the supply and demand for education and training. VET qualifications are now more frequently held in many occupations wh...
The Fiji Women’s Fund (the Fund) has learnt three key lessons in supporting women’s economic empowerment (WEE) over the three years that the Fund has provided grants to women’s groups, organisations and networks. Collaboration between the Fund, Rise Beyond the Reef, Talanoa Treks and Ra Naari Parishad resulted in a lessons learned paper titled ‘Promising Practices from Fiji in empowering women economically’. Three key lessons are shared below: ... See MoreSee Less
Farida Fleming and Menka Goundan outline three key takeaways from women’s economic empowerment initiatives in Fiji: the importance of supporting collectives, understanding household level impacts, a...