Gary Workman: Let’s follow the world-leading Swiss approach to youth employment

For too long, Australia has had an obsession with students going to university. More than  65  per cent of our youth go straight into ­university from secondary school without understanding the employment and career pathway options that are available. This isn’t the best outcome for many kids. It’s also a disaster for many [...]

AEN and GAN Australia Welcome Budget Package for Apprenticeships and Vocational Education

Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Australia Welcomes Budget Package for Apprenticeships and Vocational Education Boosted incentives for identified skills shortages will address the disconnect between training and employment outcomes Cash incentive for businesses will encourage them to invest in training up new apprentices Opportunities exist to widen the apprenticeship system to match [...]