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GAN Australia scholarship winners

February 22nd, 2024|Categories: News Room|Tags: , |

GAN Australia, in collaboration with Westvic Staffing Solutions, announced two scholarship winners at the annual AEN Apprenticeships Luncheon this week. The winners represent the highest quality in the Australian Apprenticeships system, and will use their scholarships to take their skills international. Jayme - WorldSkills Australia winner Jayme is a carpenter [...]

Quality Apprenticeships employer accreditation

February 20th, 2024|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Global apprenticeship body introduces best practice accreditation for Australian businesses The Quality Apprenticeships Employer Accreditation will be an instantly recognisable signal of quality in recruiting talent and dealing with public and private customers. GAN Australia, the Australian arm of the global organisation supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), is [...]

Three strong reasons why university is not the only option

December 13th, 2023|Categories: News Room|

Choosing an apprenticeship over university, especially with high marks, is a bold statement in a society that often equates academic success with university education. It’s a choice that challenges norms and broadens the definition of success. It empowers young individuals to tailor their education to their strengths, interests, and [...]

2023 GAN Australia scholarship recipient: Luke Green

November 23rd, 2023|Categories: News Room|Tags: |

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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