At this year’s Apprenticeships Luncheon, AEN acknowledged former Minister for Vocational Training and Skills the Hon. Steve Herbert with an AEN Lifetime Achievement award for his 30+ years of service to the education sector.
During his time as a Government Minister, Steve Herbert significantly shaped and transformed Victoria’s training and International education system; implementing major reforms and overseeing government departments critical to Victoria’s future prosperity.
With the election of the Andrews Government in 2014 he was appointed Minister for Training and Skills, the first ever Minister for International Education and later the Minister for Corrections.
Under his Ministerial guidance, Victoria’s important training system underwent a major transformation, an innovative funding system which ensured that skills development linked to jobs, workforce and industry needs was introduced; the vital TAFE sector was modernised and; International Education in Victoria expanded significantly in both student numbers and value to the Victorian economy.
We would like to thank Steve for his contribution to the education sector and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.