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Apprenticeship Vacancies Down Almost 75% Since the Beginning of the Year

A generation of school leavers could miss out on learning the crucial skills to build Australia’s economic capabilities. Only 468 apprenticeship vacancies were advertised across Australia in April, a drop of two-thirds from April 2019 and almost 75% from January [dataset attached]. The biggest drop from January was in hospitality, travel and tourism, with vacancies [...]

May 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Early Signals Show Apprenticeships Falling off a Cliff

When unemployment hit 10% we were undeniably in a crisis. It was 1983 and the unemployment rate which had crept up over the preceding decade was at its peak. Businesses had no certainty, given the unpredictable and fluctuating nature of the contracts coming through. Especially small and micro businesses were in no position to commit [...]

April 5th, 2020|Media Releases|

$1.27b in Apprenticeship and Training Wage Subsidy Welcomed as Interim Measure

GAN Australia cautions against short term solutions The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $1.27b in funding available until 30 September 2020 to small businesses retaining apprentices and trainees. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships Steve Irons made the announcement to leading industry [...]

GAN Australia Celebrates the Achievements of Apprentices and Employer Initiatives at Annual Gala Dinner

On Friday 6 December, the winners of the 2019 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia Awards were announced during a gala dinner at Parliament House with over 180 guests in attendance. The 13 awards recognise the successes of apprentices, trainees and employers across the state including two inaugural GAN Australia [...]

December 9th, 2019|Media Releases, News Room|

Leading diversity across their skilled workforce

As diversity in the workplace becomes a hot topic within many skilled trade businesses we caught up with Mark Rademaker, Programmed General Manager of Human Resources (Maintenance and Facility Management) and a member of the Tradeswomen Australia Strategy Council to find out how they are approaching diversity within their business and look at the [...]

December 4th, 2019|Case Studies|

Bridie’s brilliance a perfect match for Sam’s steely resolve

STAR Australian athlete Samuel Rizzo always goes the extra yard – just ask his employers at Astec Equipment Services and the person responsible for the job placement – Sarina Russo Apprenticeships Industry Consultant Bridie Smolenaers. A member of the Australian Paralympic Squad where he puts his body through torturous daily training sessions is his [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Case Studies|

GAN Australia launches its 2019 Policy Paper with key recommendations for Government to support outcome-focused vocational education and training

Time to Get on With the Job: Australia's Leading Apprenticeship Network Reveals Pathways for Action After years of evidence gathering and reviews, GAN Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman says, “It is time for Australia to get on with the job.” “As the Federal Government invests over $525m into vocational education and training through the Skills [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Media Releases, News Room|

GAN Australia Heads to Indonesia to Share Australia’s VET Experience to Help Build the Groundwork for Apprenticeship Program There

A robust talent pipeline insures against skills shortage 8 October 2019 –The Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN)’s Executive Director, Gary Workman, is in Indonesia where he will speak at the 1st Indonesia Vocational Education & Training Summit (IVETS 2019) on Thursday.  With a focus on lessons learnt in Australia, Mr Workman’s speech is titled ‘Accelerating [...]

Apprenticeships Vacancy Rates are High As Businesses Prepare for 2020

GAN Launches it’s Apprenticeship Vacancy Index 8 October 2019 - The Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN) today launched it’s Apprenticeship Vacancy Index (AVI), which will be updated throughout the year.  GAN’s AVI is designed to show overall job vacancies at a glance and allow users to drill down to specific numbers nationally and state by [...]

GAN Australia Announces $12,000 Apprentice Scholarship for International Travel and Study

Provides a superb opportunity to learn more about international apprenticeships and technology 07 October 2019 - The Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN) today announced it will be giving away its first International Apprenticeship Scholarship worth up to $12,000 to an Australian apprentice.  Designed to provide Australian apprentices and trainees the opportunity to experience how apprenticeships [...]