‘School isn’t focused on that’: Apprentice numbers expected to fall by 30 per cent

Strong signs of business confidence returning as employers commit to 4-year training Apprenticeship vacancies increased 150% to 687 positions nationally in May, after a dramatic decline in April. The biggest proportional increase from April 2020 advertised vacancies is in hospitality, travel and tourism. Vacancies in this field had plummeted by 97% in April to [...]

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|

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 [...]

Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Congratulate Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash and The Hon Steve Irons MP on their Cabinet Appointments

Looks forward to working together to create a strong VET program 27 May 2019 – Melbourne – Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN Australia) and Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) has congratulated The Hon Dan Tehan MP on his reappointment as Education Minister and The Hon Steve Irons MP on his new appointment to the Cabinet as [...]

Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Congratulate the Coalition on its Win in the Federal Election

Looks forward to working with Government to widen Australia’s apprenticeship system to match international best practice 20 May 2019 – Melbourne - Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Liberal and National Coalition on its successful re-election to Federal Government. AEN looks forward to continuing to work with Government to [...]