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Apprenticeships Vacancy Rates are High As Businesses Prepare for 2020

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

GAN Launches it’s Apprenticeship Vacancy Index 8 October 2019 - The Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN) today launched it’s Apprenticeship Vacancy Index (AVI), which will be updated throughout the year.  GAN’s AVI is designed to show overall job vacancies at a glance and allow users to drill down to specific numbers nationally and state by state as well as by job sector.  GAN plans to use the index to increase awareness around apprenticeships in Australia. Gary Workman, GAN Australia’s Executive Director said, “We asked business leaders at our first steering committee meeting last month why they think fewer youth are [...]

GAN Australia Announces $12,000 Apprentice Scholarship for International Travel and Study

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Provides a superb opportunity to learn more about international apprenticeships and technology 07 October 2019 - The Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN) today announced it will be giving away its first International Apprenticeship Scholarship worth up to $12,000 to an Australian apprentice.  Designed to provide Australian apprentices and trainees the opportunity to experience how apprenticeships and traineeships are delivered abroad, the scholarship will allow the recipient to investigate alternative technologies and work methods and compare their apprenticeship in a local context. GAN Australia Executive Director, Gary Workman, said, “We at GAN Australia are delighted to be able to offer this [...]

Industry Leaders Gather for the GAN Australia Inaugural Meeting

September 20th, 2019|Categories: News Room|

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. Meeting Highlights Best practice presentations [...]

Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Congratulate Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash and The Hon Steve Irons MP on their Cabinet Appointments

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Looks forward to working together to create a strong VET program 27 May 2019 – Melbourne – Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN Australia) and Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) has congratulated The Hon Dan Tehan MP on his reappointment as Education Minister and The Hon Steve Irons MP on his new appointment to the Cabinet as Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships. GAN and AEN look forward to continuing to work with Government to create a better VET model and to find ways to connect apprenticeships with education, helping to solve unemployment and skill shortages issues. Gary Workman CEO [...]

Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Congratulate the Coalition on its Win in the Federal Election

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Looks forward to working with Government to widen Australia’s apprenticeship system to match international best practice 20 May 2019 – Melbourne - Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Liberal and National Coalition on its successful re-election to Federal Government. AEN looks forward to continuing to work with Government to create a better VET model and to find a way to connect apprenticeships with education in helping to solve unemployment and skill shortages issues. Earlier this year, Government announced in its budget announcement a $525 million skills package. This is to ensure that Australians are [...]

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 [...]