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Looking to the Future 2023 CIT staff conference

Published: 16 Feb 2023

The CIT Looking to the Future staff conference held on 30 January was a chance for over 400 CIT teachers, trainers, and staff to network, share knowledge and ideas with their colleagues and set the scene for the year ahead.

Interim CEO Christine Robertson highlighted the inspiring work of staff across CIT to improve procedures, teaching delivery methods, courses, and services to better support students. These improvements will no doubt allow CIT to make the best use of a range of opportunities in 2023 including the recent allocation of 2500 Fee-Free TAFE places to address skills shortages in the ACT and the emergence of new industries and high demand job sectors, such as the electric vehicle and cyber-security industries.

Keynote speaker, Jenny Dodd CEO of the TAFE Directors Australia highlighted the national perspective on the importance of TAFE and VET and current higher education settings from the Federal Government.

Staff also heard from ACT Minister for Skills Chris Steel, who re-iterated the critical role CIT plays in upskilling the local workforce and economy.

CIT staff attended over 20 staff-led sessions on topics ranging from online course delivery, community development projects, the Health Starter program pilot, universal design for learning, student wellbeing, professional learning and teacher currency and the Woden Campus.