ENGAGING TRADE TEACHERS IN
SKILL UPGRADE & MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
CLIENT: TAFE Development Centre of Victoria
Conducted a large group forum to identify barriers preventing TAFE trade teachers taking up professional development opportunities and produced a report on the outcomes for the TAFE Development Centre.
The forum followed a format commonly referred to as "future search". The intent of future search forums is to engage large groups to improve whole systems. Future search processes lead stakeholders to work from a shared understanding of the past into a clearer shared view of the future. Often there will be challenges along the way, and part of the future search process is to explore these challenges to build a commitment towards a plan for the future.
The future search forum for this project took place in Melbourne and involved 55 participants from twelve TAFE's across Victoria. The report was also provided to Department of Education and Training, Victoria (DET).