Bruce Mackenzie was the CEO of Holmesglen TAFE, one of the nation's biggest providers of VET, for 31 years. He is now the chief researcher at Mackenzie Research Institute, which was named in his honour. He continues to be one of the country's strongest advocates for the TAFE system.
Employer incentives do not lead to an increase in skilled employment
A crucial aspect of Australia’s long-term economic recovery and growth will be filling the chasm in the labour market at the intermediate skill level – a chasm caused by a decade of irresponsible and ultimately damaging fascination with privatising Vocational Education and Training. Continue reading »
The pandemic, unemployment, skills shortages and a forgotten group of students
Even low-skilled jobs are going to be hotly contested in the next few years. We can’t let a large group of school leavers drift into the labour market with no real chance of getting a job. But offering more of the same is not going to be the answer. Continue reading »