Skills for Australia Celebrates National Skills Week 2017!

PwC’s Skills for Australia has kicked off National Skills Week celebrations with coffee, cake and a reminder that skills are the backbone of Australia’s economy.

CEO Sara Caplan said it was important to get involved in events like National Skills Week to draw attention to the career pathways available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

“Skills Week is a chance for everyone who is passionate about VET to demonstrate why it is so important to our economy and society more broadly,” Ms Caplan said.

“Australia’s training system is the one of the best in the world, and it’s important for us to celebrate that.

“PwC’s Skills for Australia is proudly taking part in National Skills Week 2017, and I am looking forward to jam-packed week of all things skills and training.”

Pictured: Nathan Wallwork and Sinead McKenna

Since being appointed as a Skills Service Organisation (SSO) in January 2016, PwC’s Skills for Australia has undertaken detailed industry research, engaged with employers and students across Australia and collaborated with experts in the VET sector to identify and understand current and emerging trends in the global and domestic economy and how they impact on Australia’s skills needs.

“As a Skills Service Organisation, our role is to work directly with industry to identify skills and knowledge needs in the workforce, and translate these into learning requirements in training products,” Ms Caplan said.

“By putting employers at the heart of the nation’s qualifications and training system, we are helping support Australia’s continued global competitiveness and economic prosperity.

“This is about working together with government, industry and educators to ensure all Australians have the skills they need to get a job, or a better job.”

National Skills Week runs from 28 August – 3 September. For more information on events near you, go to