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2022 GAN International Scholarship Winner: Hedayatullah Habibi

November 29th, 2022|Categories: News Room|

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, which placed him in a difficult position with the change of power. Habibi and his family settled in Dandenong to commence their new lives and to learn their new adopted homeland's different laws, education and health systems, language and culture expectations. Recognising employment and training [...]

The Future of Apprenticeships

November 2nd, 2022|Categories: News Room|

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 network and connect with industry stakeholders, participate in a range of workshops, study tours, facilitated debates and attend industry network events.  Key topics and workshops include Swiss Dual PVET system – a public and private partnership Swiss international VET mobility model Supporting diversity groups into [...]

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

August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

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 of employers (45%) reported having recruitment difficulty for their most recent vacancies. The most recent national Skills Priority List found that nearly half (42%) of Technician and Trade occupations are currently in shortage. Executive Director of the AEN, Gary Workman, says that addressing the disconnect [...]

2022 GAN Future of Skills Conference – Registrations Open

July 6th, 2022|Categories: News Room|

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 you to be a part of a leading event focused on reigniting apprenticeships in Australia and connecting like minded international collaborators, government stakeholders, industry participants, group training organisations, unions and educational institutions to build economic prosperity by working together. The conference promises to be an excellent [...]

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

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

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 have seen their average incomes decline in real terms from 2008 to 2018. Young people face an increasingly difficult labour market while at the same time, employers are reducing investment into training, signalling a loosening of bond between employer and employee, which can in turn [...]

Research into Digital Skills Literacy in Australia

December 17th, 2020|Categories: News Room|

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 work, education, and social participation despite of movement restrictions in place. Yet a huge part of our population is still not using the internet. One of the main barriers to greater uptake is the lack of skills required to use digital devices, services, and content [...]

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