The National Centre for Vocational research and Education released their report, Attracting Industry Experts to Become VET Practitioners: a Journey, not a Destination. The report explores workplace issues including the aging of VET teachers, the high level of casualisation, industry currency and the need to increase the capacity of trainers. The research sought to better understand how training organisations recruit and retain industry experts. The research suggests a means to address both currency of skills and workforce development could be through more flexible ‘boundary crossing’ opportunities. That is where VET practitioners move back and forth between the classroom and the workplace. A webinar was held on Wednesday 8 December 2021 and the recording will be made available later.
Click here to read the report.