Posts Tagged ‘theme page’

New set of themes for ednaVET

The edna VET theme pages are set for a refresh and a new category which will be called Focus on Industry Skills Councils (ISCs).  There are eleven councils in Australia, and we will feature a new one each month with information about their activities, projects and publications. The ISCs are: Agri-Food Industry Skills Council, Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council, Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council, EE-Oz Training Standards, Government Skills Australia, Innovation & Business Skills Australia, Manufacturing Skills Australia, Resources and Infrastructure Industry Skills Council, Service Industries Skills Council, and TDT Australia. In their own words, they  ‘bridge the divide between our nation’s industry and the often complex vocational education and training environment’.

The Bridge by Kyle May

The Bridge by Kyle May

They produce some very useful resources for VET practitioners including environmental scans of industry sectors  and discussion papers, Annual Reports, numeracy and literacy initiatives, recent conference papers, and information about Training Packages. Have you connected with your ISC?

New theme page released

The edna VET team is committed to pulling together  resources  into theme pages that are interesting and relevant to you.  Currently there are 16 themes on Teaching and Learning in VET and 17 themes on Business and Industry The latest one is the last of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classifications (ANZIC) 2006 and has been entitled ‘Other services’. What are ‘Other services?’ I hear you ask.

Well, according to ANZLIC  they are fairly varied including autobody repairs, hairdressing, beauty therapy, and funeral services.  The theme page picks up on the fact that many of these occupations are related to personal care but also draws repairing and maintaining equipment and machinery (with some exceptions) into its ambit.

A nice aspect of this page is that it includes some young people who are part of the 2009 Australian Skillaroos team that has gone over to Calvary to compete – check out the Twitter feed. Lots of discussion happening and you can get an RSS feed to save you having to travel to the website for news every day. Thanks to WorldSkills Australia for using web 2.0 tools to create a rich picture of what is happening over there in Calgary for the 40th International WorldSkills Competition.