Scott Cam's surprise ambassadorial appointment

Scott Cam's surprise ambassadorial appointment
Scott Cam's surprise ambassadorial appointment

Scott Cam, the host of TV renovation show The Block, has been announced as Australia's first national careers ambassador. 

Despite losing some respect among viewers in the latest series, the Gold Logie winner has been appointed by the Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash.

His role will be to highlight how practical and technical training can lead to high-paying and fulfilling jobs.

"Anybody who is thinking twice about getting a trade just needs to look at Scott Cam and his success," she said.

"Anything is possible by pursuing vocational training."

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison said university, which had become the default expectation for young people, wasn't the only path to success.

"Scott Cam is proof that undertaking a trade can be a very valuable, rewarding and successful career choice, and there are plenty more who can tell a similar story to Scott."

Cam is a qualified carpenter who ran his own business before shooting to fame on the television.

Mr Morrison is hopeful the appointment will encourage more people to get technical, trade and practical skills.

"By learning a trade you'll earn more, your skills will be in demand and you'll help build our country and keep our economy strong," he said.

Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash said vocational education and training was key to building Australia's future workforce.

She said Cam would help Australians at "all ages and stages" to make informed decisions about learning, training and work.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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