TAFE and Training Update informs and showcases the skills and capabilities that prepare Victorians for the jobs of today and tomorrow to support the future of industry innovation. Key information Get involved in National Skills Week 2018 This event brings to life the positive messages, and highlights the talents, skills, career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees. Attend the 2018 Learn Local Conference The conference, held on August 30-31, provides an opportunity for Learn Local providers to share successes, network and undertake professional development. Be quick to secure your VTA tickets online The Victorian Training Awards gala dinner celebrates the achievements of VET students, teachers, training providers and the businesses that train them. Subscribe to the TAFE and Training Update Subscribe at no cost to the quarterly TAFE and Training Update, which provides a regular snapshot of Victoria’s training and skills sector. Innovation and collaboration Spread the word about free TAFE for jobs By giving more students the opportunity to study at TAFE for free, they end up undertaking occupations in industries where there are likely to be more jobs. Automotive mechanic Sevag is racing to the top After finishing his apprenticship in rapid fire time at Kangan Institute, Sevag is now working with one of the world's most prestigious auto companies. When only the virtual world will do Virtual reality simulation that provides real-life practical experience will ensure more Victorians get the skills they need to get a job for the future. Meeting industry needs Improving regional health futures, one day at a time A partnership with Bendigo TAFE’s Health and Community Centre of Excellence creates strong ties with industry to find the best approaches to deliver the best outcomes for our community. South West TAFE is on track for student success South West TAFE has set about attracting a new generation into the stables, after recognised a critical shortage of track riders in the racing industry with stables always looking for skilled staff. Nursing graduates to answer a growing demand Surging demand saw Bendigo TAFE’s Health and Community Centre of Excellence train its nursing students in the latest technologies to give them the edge to succeed on their career path. My individual journey Field of dreams far from city lights From dispensing prescriptions to milking cows, a leap of faith led Kerrilyn Bassett to her dream career on the land via a Certificate III in Agriculture at GOTAFE.