On Thursday this week, GAN Australia and the Apprenticeship Employment Network held their inaugural meeting where industry leaders representing large employers from the private sector, federal and state government, TAFE, group training and the not-for-profit sector gathered to discuss current issues and promote best practices on two complex issues that we face:
- Skills for Business – attracting and retaining staff is ever-challenging in today’s business environment.
- Jobs for Youth – at the same time, we have high youth unemployment in many pockets around Australia – particularly within indigenous and culturally diverse communities.
Best practice presentations
The group heard presentations from the following organisations:
Upcoming Policy Paper
An announcement was made on the forthcoming policy paper entitled “Time to get on with the job – Utilising the apprenticeship system to support youth and strengthen Australia’s skills needs”.
The paper provides recommendations and best practice examples of how an adequately funded and agile apprenticeship system can lead to a higher skilled and stronger workforce.
The paper is due to be released later this month.