Sarah Courtney,Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth
Real people with true success stories are featured in the second phase successful The Right Track campaign starting this week.
The campaign encourages Tasmanians to choose VET to gain skills for a new job, or to find a career that is right.
We know that vocational education and training can provide the stepping-stone for a rewarding life-long career, or set Tasmanians on a path to a new and exciting job
The campaign introduces five local VET success stories and Tasmanian VET Ambassadors, led by current Australian Apprentice of the Year, Tasmanian Caitlin Radford.
Caitlin is a fifth-generation farmer working on the family farm near Moriarty in the state’s north-west, studying Agriculture and Agribusiness Management who has used her skills to lead the business and continue its growth.
Heetham Hekmat is a social assistance worker who arrived in Australia knowing just two words of English – yes and no. He recognises that VET transformed his life and allowed him to become a leader as a Youth Support Worker at The Link.
Chris Medcraft’s was made redundant from his role after 32 years at the Wesley Mill and today finds joy as mental health support worker with St Michael’s in the state’s north west.
Jessica Benge knew she wanted to help others and today is a disability support worker, autism advocate, and community leader in Tasmania’s north.
Hobart’s Richard Wilkinson turned to VET when he decided to step out of his architecture job preferring instead to be on the tools, he is now a qualified carpenter and Foreman with TopDeck Building.
These advocates are a great example of what can be achieved through VET.
Every year more than 65,000 Tasmanians choose VET to increase job-readiness and employment outcomes.
We know that with Tasmania’s economy recovering there are plenty of opportunities out there for Tasmanians to grasp across a broad range of industries.
To find out if VET could get you on The Right Track go to vet.tas.gov.au.
The campaign videos can be downloaded at https://files.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/index.php/s/i3TG0ZgiilZTrJA.