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Parents in the Know Podcast Episode 38 – Interview Special with Mark Callaghan
Interview Special with Mark Callaghan
This is the 38th episode of my podcast for parents and families who want to be in the know about major parenting concerns and issues. Today, we have another special episode from our interview series. An Interview Special with Mark Callaghan is the topic under discussion today.
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Welcome to Parents in the Know. I’m Emily M Morgan and today I’m looking forward to chatting with Mark Callaghan, CEO of WorldSkills Australia. This interview will be of particular interest to parents with teens who are thinking about their future careers, but if your kids are younger, fear not – the teenage years are not that far away.
Mark himself is the father of three boys and has been the CEO of WorldSkills Australia since 2006. WorldSkills Australia or WSA, is an organization that aims to develop and nurture the skills of young Australians. Their purpose is to promote and build a skills culture by inspiring young people, celebrating skills excellence and providing them with an opportunity to showcase their trade and skill talent.
Mark is dedicated to the concept of making sure that trade or skills based careers are seen as viable first-choice options. WorldSkills Australia challenges young Australians to strive for skills excellence through a program of regional, national and international competitions. WSA also produces skill ambassadors that can be held up as inspirational role models to highlight the success that is possible via a trade or skill based education and career.
In his time with WSA, Mark has seen many young Australians transformed through the challenge of competition. Mark believes that to learn a trade, to choose a skill-based career is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make and that it will be the beginning of a tremendous life journey.
You can find out more about what Mark’s organization can offer your teens at www.worldskills.org.au.
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