Turning South Australia’s training system around

Turning South Australia’s training system around

Nov 3
Join SA’s Innovation and Skills Minister, David Pisoni and Trustees for a discussion on the improvements to and opportunities of the State training system.
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The Hon. David Pisoni MP, SA Minister for Innovation and Skills

Event Overview

Across Australia, participation in vocational education and training has been declining for years. The decline had been the most significant in South Australia, with the number of people doing apprenticeships reducing by more than half from 2013 to 2018.
Since the inception of the Government’s $200M Skilling South Australia initiative, we have seen a significant increase in apprenticeship commencements and activity across the State.
Minister David Pisoni will discuss critical programs the Government is implementing to turn the training system around:
  • In 2020, SA recorded the highest percentage increase in A/T commencements of all states and territories, while nationally commencements declined by 7.7 per cent, according the latest release from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
  • These figures translate into jobs and lasting careers in new and expanding industries such as defence, space, cyber security, and industries requiring a higher apprenticeship.
  • The success of Skilling South Australia has been built by Government working with industry, through the reestablishment of Industry Skills Councils to shape the bespoke projects which employers and industries want to meet their skills needs.
Recently the Government announced an additional injection of $88 million into the state’s training system, through the JobTrainer package, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

The Hon. David Pisoni MP
SA Minister for Innovation and Skills

David was elected to the South Australian Parliament as the Member for Unley in 2006, and was appointed as a Minister in the Marshall Government in March 2018. He currently has responsibility for the Innovation and Skills portfolio. David served as the Shadow Minister for Education between February 2008 to January 2016. During that time, He was instrumental in lifting the lid on systemic failures in child protection. David is a passionate about ensuring South Australians have the skills necessary for future jobs and that industry is supported to enable those employment opportunities. As Minister for Innovation and Skills, David is focused on creating new apprenticeships and traineeships and developing a robust Innovation and Entrepreneurial sector.

Meet the host

Coralie Cheney
General Manager, Functions & Business Events, Adelaide Convention Centre

Coralie commenced with Adelaide Entertainment Centre in 2006 before it merged with the Adelaide Convention Centre under Adelaide Venue Management in 2015. The last four years she has held the role of General Manager, Functions and Business events, responsible for the local sales and marketing for these venues plus AVM Catering, an offsite catering arm of AVM. She previously held senior management roles in philanthropy and has worked in both radio and television amongst other interesting roles during her career. 

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