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Happy World Teacher's Day!



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HON SHARON BIRD MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION MEMBER FOR CUNNINGHAM

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HAPPY WORLD TEACHER’S DAY!

World Teacher’s Day presents a great opportunity to thank all teachers for the work that they do each day.

I would particularly like to send a big “Thank you” to all the teachers working in vocational education around the country today.

Having taught in high schools and TAFE before entering Parliament, I understand first-hand how important teaching is and what a difference good teachers make to students’ lives.

Vocational education is a critical sector as it prepares our young people with the skills and expertise they need to participate in the workforce and provides upskilling for existing workers as our industries grow and transform.

Skilled workers are the engine room of the economy - we need them to drive the rejuvenation of existing industries; and to foster the creation of new ones.

To manage these pressures and to maintain our competitiveness we will be looking to our Vocational Education and Training (VET) system to provide the skilled workers when and where they are needed to drive our economy forward.

This is only possible because of the day-to-day excellence injected by the sector’s teachers - don’t forget to say thank you to them today!

FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2013

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