Tuesday 16 October 2018

 Industry Leadership – new thinking about jobs and careers   Panel Discussion One   Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion by our industry leaders will focus on big picture issues in recruiting and retaining workers while dealing with challenges such as an ageing workforce and competition for good talent. How can we develop job paths and career pathways or is this even something young people want in 2018?

Industry Leadership – new thinking about jobs and careers

Panel Discussion One

Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion by our industry leaders will focus on big picture issues in recruiting and retaining workers while dealing with challenges such as an ageing workforce and competition for good talent. How can we develop job paths and career pathways or is this even something young people want in 2018?

 Future Skilling our people in an age of digital transformation   Panel Discussion Two   Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion will focus on skills and industry’s response to digital transformation across the economy. The panels will be made up of industry leaders who will talk about the impact of new technology, digital disruption and possible responses by industry and the education sector to support our workforce in adapting to change.

Future Skilling our people in an age of digital transformation

Panel Discussion Two

Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion will focus on skills and industry’s response to digital transformation across the economy. The panels will be made up of industry leaders who will talk about the impact of new technology, digital disruption and possible responses by industry and the education sector to support our workforce in adapting to change.

Darwin Panellists

PANEL ONE: "Industry Leadership - new thinking about jobs and careers"

  Louise Bilato    Executive Officer, NT Road Transport Association   Louise Bilato is the Executive Officer of the NT Road Transport Association, based in Darwin. Since the late 1990s she has assisted many trucking companies to implement safety management systems and gain Heavy Vehicle accreditations. She has an eclectic mix of qualifications, experience and personal history including tertiary qualifications in health rehabilitation, education, dispute resolution and psychology.

Louise Bilato

Executive Officer, NT Road Transport Association

Louise Bilato is the Executive Officer of the NT Road Transport Association, based in Darwin. Since the late 1990s she has assisted many trucking companies to implement safety management systems and gain Heavy Vehicle accreditations. She has an eclectic mix of qualifications, experience and personal history including tertiary qualifications in health rehabilitation, education, dispute resolution and psychology.

  Lynda Douglas    Department of Defence; Director, National Skills Framework   Lynda Douglas is the lead subject matter expert to Defence Education and Training Domain on the National Skills Framework and Vocational Education and Training. She is responsible for coordinating Defence engagement with the national VET sector, including membership of 15 Industry Reference committees, of which she is a member of eight.

Lynda Douglas

Department of Defence; Director, National Skills Framework

Lynda Douglas is the lead subject matter expert to Defence Education and Training Domain on the National Skills Framework and Vocational Education and Training. She is responsible for coordinating Defence engagement with the national VET sector, including membership of 15 Industry Reference committees, of which she is a member of eight.

  Jon Northorpe    Board Director, Australian Industry Standards   Jon Northorpe is the General Manager Laundry Operations for Spotless and is responsible for a culturally diverse workforce across multiple locations. Prior to this role he spent 30 years in transport and logistics sectors, working across Australia and Asia. A strong advocate for the need to develop people and skills, He has been a long-standing Director of AIS.

Jon Northorpe

Board Director, Australian Industry Standards

Jon Northorpe is the General Manager Laundry Operations for Spotless and is responsible for a culturally diverse workforce across multiple locations. Prior to this role he spent 30 years in transport and logistics sectors, working across Australia and Asia. A strong advocate for the need to develop people and skills, He has been a long-standing Director of AIS.

 

PANEL TWO: "Future Skilling our people in an age of digital transformation"

  Professor Robert Fitzgerald    Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Strategy, Charles Darwin University   Professor Robert Fitzgerald has recently been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy at Charles Darwin University overseeing excellence and innovation in learning and teaching. The position brings together the central areas responsible for education strategy and curriculum design, learning and digital futures, academic professional development and academic quality and review.

Professor Robert Fitzgerald

Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Strategy, Charles Darwin University

Professor Robert Fitzgerald has recently been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy at Charles Darwin University overseeing excellence and innovation in learning and teaching. The position brings together the central areas responsible for education strategy and curriculum design, learning and digital futures, academic professional development and academic quality and review.

  Dr Don Zoellner    AISC Committee Member   Dr Don Zoellner is the Independent Chair of the board of the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT and serves as the Northern Territory’s representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. He is a director of the Australian Skills Institute, that auspices Australian VET training through universities in the Philippines. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.

Dr Don Zoellner

AISC Committee Member

Dr Don Zoellner is the Independent Chair of the board of the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT and serves as the Northern Territory’s representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. He is a director of the Australian Skills Institute, that auspices Australian VET training through universities in the Philippines. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.

  Robert Cooper    Chief Executive Officer, Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation   Robert Cooper has worked with indigenous people across the top end for the past 20 years, providing business advice, corporate management and governance, and delivering a range of community services. He is the CEO of the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation, the peak body for the traditional owners of the greater Darwin Region. The organisation employs a significant majority of indigenous employees, providing cultural, community, outreach and advocacy services for aboriginal people in the region. The Larrakia Vision is “Living Stronger, Living Longer”. Planning for and delivering a culturally and capability ready workforce with a future focus is the key employment challenge for the Larrakia People.

Robert Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Robert Cooper has worked with indigenous people across the top end for the past 20 years, providing business advice, corporate management and governance, and delivering a range of community services. He is the CEO of the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation, the peak body for the traditional owners of the greater Darwin Region. The organisation employs a significant majority of indigenous employees, providing cultural, community, outreach and advocacy services for aboriginal people in the region. The Larrakia Vision is “Living Stronger, Living Longer”. Planning for and delivering a culturally and capability ready workforce with a future focus is the key employment challenge for the Larrakia People.