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3. The New Education and Training Model (NETM)

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The NETM is a ground breaking partnership with industry, universities, vocational education, and training (VET) providers and government to build the skilled workforce that is critical to the future of the Western Parkland City. Employers need access to workers who have the skills and experience to meet the demands of evolving operations. Industries need the confidence that a skilled workforce exists to invest in new facilities. Workers need access to lifelong learning and the potential for an exciting, high paying career that evolves over time. 

The NETM is delivering small-scale non-accredited training packages, or micro-credentials, of about 40 hours each. These micro-credentials allow people to build knowledge, skills and experience in a particular subject area aligned to employer needs. The initial program of the NETM will develop 100 micro-credentials between 2022-2025.  The current NETM micro-credential course catalogue is available here.

The NETM differs from traditional approaches to training because it is distinctively industry-led.  Industry members propose micro-credentials, and a panel of industry experts, the NETM Industry Reference Group, considers industry-wide relevance of these micro-credentials and provides recommendations to the Western Parkland City Authority on the development and delivery of these courses.