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Live Webinar – Turbo-Charging Skills; Industries to Watch

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About this event

NAEN Webinar: Ideas, Information and Inspiration Series

Turbocharging Skills; Industries to Watch

The National Apprentice Employment Network is delighted to announce the next in our ‘Ideas, Information and Inspiration’ series of live webinars.

Australia’s skills landscape is being transformed by work in three industry sectors – mining, digital and human services. These three industries are spearheading this change through their Skills Organisation pilots.

Our next webinar – ‘Turbocharging Skills; Industries to Watch’ – will feature the CEOs of the three Skills Organisation pilots:

• Dr Gavin Lind – Mining

• Jodi Schmidt – Human Services

• Patrick Kidd – Digital Services

You will hear about the work that is going on to quicken the development of qualifications, meet industry’s skills needs, and revamp apprenticeships and traineeships.

The Skills Organisation leaders will be joined in conversation by Dr Peta Skujins from the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service.

We are delighted to present this webinar with the support of the National Careers Institute. The NCI is playing a leading role as a source of independent and impartial careers information to assist people at all stages of their careers.

Webinar free for NAEN 2022 Conference ticket holders

The webinar is free for NAEN Conference ticket holders in recognition of the re-scheduling of the National Conference to 15 – 17 March 2022 in Hobart. See the conference program.

Zoom details will be emailed to all conference ticket holders – there is no need to register.

Tickets for all other guests: $55 including GST per person.

Speaker biographies

Dr Gavin Lind, Mining Skills Organisation Pilot Interim CEO 
Gavin Lind has over 20 years’ experience in the Resource Industry with a focus on health and safety, higher education and skills development. He has held various professional roles in industry, academia and government in both South Africa and Australia. Prior to his appointment as Interim CEO on 1 July 2021, Gavin served the Minerals Council of Australia for over a decade (2010-2021) as General Manager Safety, Workforce and Innovation Skills, Health and Safety, advancing policy and advocacy in workforce skills, health and safety for over 80 corporate members ranging from multinational corporations to regional explorers. Gavin also held the role of Executive Director of the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC) responsible for the development of numerous nationally collaborative programs and initiatives in higher education, vocational education and training, skills and workforce planning, professional development and research and innovation on behalf of the Australian minerals industry. In 2013, Gavin was awarded the LH Martin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Leadership for his work promoting minerals education in Australia. Gavin holds a Ph.D in Mining Engineering at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Jodi Schmidt, Human Services Skills Organisation Chief Executive Officer 
Jodi is an experienced CEO with extensive knowledge of the vocational education and training (VET) sector, experience consulting to the human services sectors, and an impressive track record leading successful business transformation. She is a former Queensland Government Deputy Director-General, Training and Employment, and was the inaugural CEO of TAFE Queensland, leading the reform and amalgamation of TAFE institutes across the state to establish a consolidated commercial entity. She also served as the Chair of the National Education and Foundation Skills Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and has been a member of several national review boards and expert panels.

Patrick Kidd OBE OAM, Digital Skills Organisation Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Kidd commenced as CEO of the DSO in October 2020. He brings substantial experience in training, stakeholder management and digital transformation. Prior to his appointment, Patrick worked for Infosys, where he led the program team implementing a large-scale digital transformation program into Services Australia. From November 2016 to October 2020 Patrick was a Principle consultant with Deloitte with a focus on strategy, operations and change. During this time he was seconded as the CEO for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 where he led the team which won the bid, planned and delivered these very high profile Games. Patrick brings significant expertise in training development to the DSO, following a thirty-year career in the British Army (1985-2005) and the Australian Defence Force (2005-2015).

Dr Peta Skujins, Director, Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service
Peta is the Director of the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS). She is involved in undertaking research projects and data analysis in the apprenticeships and traineeships sector, and authoring reports and web content. Peta has previously worked as a researcher focusing on pathways through education and employment and has a PhD in Psychology.


September 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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