All about People, Process, Technology, written for education and training professionals around the world.
Guy Saben, on 31/08/20 08:00
Ben Hamilton, on 20/08/20 08:00
The Australian Prime Minister announced the Australian Government will partner with state and territory governments to establish a new $1 billion JobTrainer Skills Training Fund.
This is clearly welcome news, but what does it actually mean for registered training organisations (RTOs) and their learners?
The fund will provide training places to help school leavers and job seekers access free or low-cost courses in areas of identified skills need, with the Federal Government providing $500 million with matched contributions from state and territory governments. Let's hope everyone is on board!
To inform the identification of courses, the National Skills Commission (NSC) will create an indicative list of qualifications based on its own research, analysis and consultation with stakeholder organisations. This list will help inform discussions with state and territory government, with those discussions to determine the qualifications and short courses to be funded via the JobTrainer Fund.
For participating state and territories - and let's hope that's everyone - it is expected that training places will be available from September 2020. Information on training places delivered under the JobTrainer Fund will be made available through the National Careers Institute on the My Skills website.
Given the rapidly changing labour market and economy, this list will be live and will be updated and refined as required, based on both data and analysis from the NSC and states and territories, and intelligence on the ground.
The key takeaway is that RTO technology platforms that are agile and adaptable will be key to accessing the opportunities that JobTrainer offers. Strap in - it's going to be a wild ride!
Here's a few things to think about when it comes to Job Trainer:
Ben Hamilton, on 31/07/20 08:00
Alister Smith, on 24/06/20 16:27
It was 9:30pm on a Saturday night, I was halfway through a Netflix series binge session and monitoring alerts started to popup one by one on my phone. Something is down. Pause Netflix and investigate.
Outages are inevitable, it happens to any software vendor, it’s how your systems are designed to accommodate unforeseen circumstances that is important.
There are two extremes for how such outages can be handled:
Technological innovations are at an all time high especially during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The pandemic crisis has infiltrated into every industry and has changed the way that a business operates. You probably have yourself feeling overwhelmed as it is moving too fast to keep up with.
Learner Management Systems (LMS) are developed based on hearing YOUR needs to ensure continued success for your education and training organisation.
In our over 23 years of experience we have heard all the bad raps and LMS myths that float around.
In the era of COVID-19, every business or educational entity from corporations to higher education providers should deploy a LMS in their business practices and curriculum. Most, however, are hesitant to migrate over to a more technology based educational administration system because of a few stories they might have heard through the grapevine.
Guy Saben, on 16/03/20 17:33
We must avoid physical contact and practise flexible working arrangements…
That's probably one of the last statements any skills provider wants to hear. The growth factor has been trending downward for the past three days (Towards Data Science, 2020) - let’s keep this decline going!
COVID-19 is not the only reason our Wisenet team can’t get to the office, there may be other factors including:
No electricity for hours, Johannesburg (because of unexpected load shedding)
Summertime Sadness, Melbourne (the office’s air conditioner was out for 3 weeks)
Heavy, biting snow, Queenstown
Hazardous air pollution, Singapore (due to fires in Indonesia)
Smoke precautions, Sydney (forest fire crisis)
Regardless of the reason, it’s business as usual for Wisenet across the world thanks to these five methods to successfully practice flexible working. Check it out!
What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of cloud-based applications?
When our customers were asked to describe Wisenet, the adjective that came up the most often was "reliable."
With 99.9% uptime and 97% customer support satisfaction, our numbers and adjectives look good on paper, but we took the next step to make it look even better on screen.
Ready to say hello to the pixel-perfect, fab new Service Health Dashboard?
Go on, take it for a spin!
Christabel Lum, on 05/07/16 14:50
It's faster in every case to talk to the server than it is my local hard disk... Carrying around these non-connected computers -- with tons of data and state in them -- is byzantine by comparison.
- Steve Jobs, late Co-founder and Chairman of Apple
(Click to tweet!)
Steve Jobs spoke about this in 1997 at the Worldwide Developer Conference. His speech also included a vision for bringing the cloud to everyone's personal computer. Sure enough, 19 years later today, all of us probably have adopted cloud computing for both personal and business use.
Or, have we?
Christabel Lum, on 06/06/16 13:21
Ready to do more with less?
The end of inefficiency as we know it is here - scaling up and out no longer requires expensive tools.
Because we take a lot of pride in simplifying critical business processes for training organisations -- so you can go on doing what you love -- we released tons of fab new features that are immediately available upon upgrade.
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