This year marks the 11th anniversary of National Skills Week, held between the 23rd – 29th of August.
National Skills Week is a nationwide initiative that showcases and celebrates the breadth of career opportunities that Australia’s innovative Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector offers.
Thinking that university equals success, many high school students and their parents do not consider VET as a potential post-school pathway. A common myth is that VET graduates earn low wages. This is false. In a recent report conducted by the Skilling Australia Foundation, they found that VET graduates had a higher initial earning capacity and earned more than an average university graduate. ¹