National Skills Week – 28 August to 3 September 2017

Learn about the diversity of career pathways available through vocational and educational training (VET) over Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September. Career Centre is celebrating the seventh annual National Skills Week by sharing some of our favourite occupational videos around VET careers.

Glazier – watch our video below or view the glazier occupational profile

Plant mechanic – watch our video below or view the plant mechanic occupational profile

Embalmer – watch our video below or view the embalmer occupational profile

Interested in getting involved with National Skills Week? You can browse events near you at the National Skills Week events page.

If you are considering a career based around hands on, practical or technical work, but aren’t certain which career is for you, we can help. Try out our Hands On tool, which can help you identify the areas you are most interested in. We also have a collection of interviews with Western Australian apprentice ambassadors on our YouTube channel. And if you require further advice around your training pathways and career decisions, you can get in touch with the Perth Career Centre via phone, email, webchat and face to face.  Regional and specialist Career Centres are also available to answer your queries – check them out on our visit us page.

Volunteer Resource Centres around Western Australia

volunteers conservationMore than 30 Volunteer Resource Centres operate across the State to provide services for locals and community groups. Volunteer Resource Centres are composed of independent volunteering experts focused on opportunities in their local area.

Why volunteer? Volunteering is a great way for people, regardless of their age, cultural background, location or circumstances, to get involved in the community. In addition, you are also gaining real-world experience, strengthening your skills and potentially gaining some local references for your resume! Volunteering WA offers a comprehensive guide on getting started on the Volunteering in Western Australia page.

Ready to meet new people, experience new challenges and learn more about your local community? View the Volunteering Resource Centre map to find the centre closest to you. You can also browse individual volunteering opportunities directly, on the Volunteering WA website.