Maths in the VET Sector

  • 23 Apr 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom
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A VALBEC (Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council) Professional Learning session presented by Ruth Patterson.

VALBEC presents another great Professional Learning Session presented by Ruth Patterson.

From traditional trades, Business and IT courses, Hair and Beauty, and food studies, the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector provides thousands of students with affordable, practical study options which align to industry, and provide pathways to employment. The Maths and Numeracy skills required in these courses can vary from basic calculations to more complex algebra and problem solving.

This presentation will look at some of the different examples of maths in VET courses, with emphasis on practical applications, and the “number sense” which we all have, and just need to apply it!

Ruth Patterson spent 10 years in the paint, plastics and packaging industries as an Industrial Chemist and technical sales representative. After having three sons, she did a Dip Ed and has now taught numeracy in the VET sector for almost 20 years, with some secondary school teaching in the background.

She taught at Victoria University for many years, and with Kangan TAFE in Corrections Education for seven years. She now teaches Maths in the Learning Support area, primarily with the Trades students, at Melbourne Polytechnic.

We look forward to seeing you there.
VALBEC PL Forums Team

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