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

April 4th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

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 businesses, which are crying out for apprentices to fill skills ­shortages. In Tuesday night’s Budget, the federal government promised half a billion dollars to fix this state of affairs. Encouragingly, the package seems to have been informed by a thorough ­review conducted by Steven Joyce [...]

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

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

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 international best practice Apprenticeship Employment Network CEO Gary Workman has welcomed the Federal Government’s budget announcement of a $525 million skills package, ensuring that Australians are able to develop the skills they need for the jobs of today, and the jobs of tomorrow. Mr Workman [...]