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Faster, stronger industry and education ties crucial to delivering Australia’s future skills needs

09 May 2024

Tomorrow (Friday, 10 May), the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN Universities) will host its annual summit, the ATN25 National Symposium Curriculum Innovation, focusing on the key role stronger partnerships across sectors will play in meeting the country’s high-impact future skills needs.

Newly appointed Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) Commissioner, Professor Barney Glover AO, will deliver the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion with thought-leaders from across industry, tertiary education and government, including:

ATN Universities Executive Director (Interim), Frank Coletta, said the unique online event provides an opportunity for participants to share current practices and discuss what success looks like.

“The symposium follows on from the Australian Universities Accord Final Report and the challenge set by the panel for us all, as to how we might more effectively engage across all relevant sectors to ensure we meet the emerging skills needed for a thriving economy,” he said.

“Professor Glover’s speech and, what is sure to be an energetic panel discussion from industry, vocational and higher education representatives, will lay the groundwork for audience participation.”

The interactive audience session, using technology such as Slido and a Padlet board, will both promote questions and capture ideas on how tertiary education and industry might better engage to build the skills and capabilities needed by the future workforce. Register for the event here.

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