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Michael Hartman
CEO of Skills Impact (Skills Service Organisation (SSO))

Keeping Vocation in VET

VET differs from other forms of education in that it attempts to achieve competency, skills and knowledge, with the capacity of students to perform work functions.

Educationalists often speak of acquisition and assessment of knowledge and sometimes lament the industry focus that the current VET sector has.

This presentation will look at why it is so important that the VET sector not only retains, but strengthens it commitment to an industry focus.

“let those who want an education choose how and what they learn, from a myriad of informational sources and knowledge programs, let those who want to secure a job or improve their job prospects, choose the VET sector that will build their working capacity, now and for the rest of their lives”

Speaker Biography

Michael has been involved in work-based adult education, learning, and vocational education for over 30 years. His experience includes more than 18 years in leadership roles including leading a National ITAB, an Industry Skills Council and now a Skills Service Organisation, Skills Impact. He established Skills Impact as an industry owned not for profit with SSO, with support from industry.

Michael bases his leadership on a wide knowledge of workplace learning, education and training coupled with an innovative mindset which supports him to engage and add value with both industry and VET sector stakeholders. Michael holds a Diploma of Management (Community Services), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Corporate Governance Qualifications, Innovation for Leaders Skill Set and trade qualifications.