Ai Group’s Centre for Education and Training drives bold new thinking on education and training in the context of work. It explores new ways to build skills and capabilities for companies to succeed now and into the future.
Its proactive research, policy and advocacy agenda strives to ensure Australia’s skill development outcomes are in line with current and emerging economic needs, at the same time linking the real needs of industry with the training, education and career aspirations of individuals.
To enable this the Centre:
Get in touch with us to discuss your company’s skills issues and plans, our research and reports, or the members’ network.
Megan is Executive Director of the Centre for Education and Training and has had an enduring commitment to research, policy and advocacy in education and training.
Over her 30-year career, Megan has been consistent in the belief of the capacity of education and training to transform lives.
Megan is currently a member of the Australian Industry Skills Committee, board member of National Apprentice Employment Network, Deputy Chair – Worldskills Australia, member of the Australian College of Educators, and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition. Megan was also on the AQF Review Panel.
She has been a member of the Australia India Education Council, including Chairing the Skills Working Group, Australian Qualifications Framework Council, Queensland Ministerial Commission, Victorian Skills Commission and was a member of the National Skills Standards Council, and the National Quality Council.
Megan regularly presents at national and international conferences. She has a Masters in Educational Policy and Administration.
Anne commenced with Ai Group in 2006 working in a variety of roles, most recently as General Manager, Education and Training, responsible for policy development addressing education and training issues for members and other companies.
At Ai Group Anne previously worked as an economist, managed a team of skills advisers to assist workforce development in companies, and a team of business advisers charged with helping SMEs to improve productivity.
Before joining Ai Group, Anne worked for over 25 years within the vocational education and training sector in roles involving project management, planning, research and continuous improvement.
Anne is a Board member of Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA). She holds a Master of Education (RMIT University), and a Bachelor of Economics (Monash University).
Brett is a Graduate Research and Policy Officer and contributes to the ongoing research and policy development projects in the Centre.
Prior to joining the team, Brett had various roles assisting clients with business processes, strategy research, market analysis and digital marketing. He is very passionate about praxis and is motivated to ensure that research insights are operationalised in policy or business operations.
Brett holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Environment and wrote his thesis about the influence of global private regulatory schemes on the Australian coffee market.
Sarah is Research and Policy Manager at the Centre, and comes to the role with a depth of experience in education and skills policy and research.
She has worked in education and skills policy in a range of settings - always with a focus on bringing research and evidence to the policy debate. Her career has seen her work across education, economic and industry policy in the Victorian and New South Wales Governments, and at Commonwealth skills advisory body the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency. Prior to joining Ai Group she was a Policy Fellow at education policy think tank the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University, with a particular focus on tertiary education, skills and the labour market.
She holds Bachelor degrees in Law (Honours) and Arts (Honours) (University of Melbourne) and a Masters in Public Policy (Sydney University).
Get in touch with the Centre for Education & Training to discuss your company’s skills issues and plans, our research and reports, or the members’ network.
Address: Level 2, 441 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9867 0202
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