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2023 GAN Australia scholarship recipient: Luke Green

GAN Australia was proud to announce this year's International Apprentice Exchange Program scholarship recipient at the Apprentice Training Awards. Luke Green is a 2nd year Sports Turf Management apprentice with NextGen Jobs and host employer Ringwood Golf, Maroondah City Council. Luke lives for the outdoors, and loves football, golfing, and racing. By undertaking an [...]

November 23rd, 2023|News Room|

2022 GAN International Scholarship Winner: Hedayatullah Habibi

At this year's Apprentice Training Awards, we were excited to award our third GAN International Scholarship. Habibi came to Australia early in 2021 after leaving his homeland of Afghanistan when the Taliban returned to power in late 2021. Immediately prior, he had been working in roles assisting the Australian Embassy and US Air Force, [...]

November 29th, 2022|News Room|

The Future of Apprenticeships

The Future of Apprenticeships , ‘Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence' GAN Australia look forward to hosting our colleagues from Switzerland and New Zealand from the 5 - 7 February 2023 in Melbourne, Australia and 9-10 February in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference promises to be an excellent opportunity to [...]

November 2nd, 2022|News Room|

More Apprentices than ever but Skills Shortages Still Severe as Sector marks National Skills Week

Australian businesses are experiencing ongoing skills shortages, despite the number of apprentices reaching an all-time high. According to the most recent data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), apprentices and trainees have increased by almost 17% from the previous year. The National Skills Commission’s annual report for 2021 reveals that almost half [...]

2022 GAN Future of Skills Conference – Registrations Open

We invite you to be a part of 'The Future of Apprenticeships Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence' 2022 GAN Melbourne Conference. On behalf of the conference organising committee of 'The Future of Apprenticeships: Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence', we are pleased invite [...]

July 6th, 2022|News Room|

More than Money: What Will it Take to Turn Good Intentions into Good Jobs

A new collaborative report from PwC, Social Ventures Australia, the Global Apprenticeship Network (Australia) and the Apprentice Employment Network (Victoria) identifies measures that are required to build an apprenticeship system that works in the modern world and remedy Australia’s chronic skills shortages. The What Will It Take report finds that young people in Australia [...]

November 8th, 2021|Media Releases, News Room|

Research into Digital Skills Literacy in Australia

In an increasingly globalized and digitalized world, information and communication technologies (ICTs) play a key role as societal development enablers. The 2020 ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been underlining – as nothing else before – the vital importance of meaningful connectivity and showing the great potential of technologies in allowing people to continue with their [...]

December 17th, 2020|News Room|

Nestlé Launches Video Highlighting the Benefits of a Career in Hospitality

As part of National Skills Week, Nestlé is sharing a fantastic video to inspire and support young people who are considering a career in hospitality as a chef which is a dynamic and very rewarding career. "Through the Nestlé Needs YOUth Program we want to help the next generation to become inspiring leaders, supporting [...]

August 28th, 2020|Case Studies, News Room|

‘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 [...]

$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 [...]

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