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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 [...]

Nestlé Launches Video Highlighting the Benefits of a Career in Hospitality

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Case Studies, News Room|

As part of National Skills Week, Nestlé is sharing a fantastic video to inspire and support young people who are considering a career in hospitality as a chef which is a dynamic and very rewarding career. "Through the Nestlé Needs YOUth Program we want to help the next generation [...]

‘School isn’t focused on that’: Apprentice numbers expected to fall by 30 per cent

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Strong signs of business confidence returning as employers commit to 4-year training Apprenticeship vacancies increased 150% to 687 positions nationally in May, after a dramatic decline in April. The biggest proportional increase from April 2020 advertised vacancies is in hospitality, travel and tourism. Vacancies in this field had plummeted [...]

Early Signals Show Apprenticeships Falling off a Cliff

April 5th, 2020|Categories: Media Releases|

When unemployment hit 10% we were undeniably in a crisis. It was 1983 and the unemployment rate which had crept up over the preceding decade was at its peak. Businesses had no certainty, given the unpredictable and fluctuating nature of the contracts coming through. Especially small and micro businesses were [...]

$1.27b in Apprenticeship and Training Wage Subsidy Welcomed as Interim Measure

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

GAN Australia cautions against short term solutions The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $1.27b in funding available until 30 September 2020 to small businesses retaining apprentices and trainees. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships Steve Irons made [...]

GAN Australia Celebrates the Achievements of Apprentices and Employer Initiatives at Annual Gala Dinner

December 9th, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

On Friday 6 December, the winners of the 2019 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia Awards were announced during a gala dinner at Parliament House with over 180 guests in attendance. The 13 awards recognise the successes of apprentices, trainees and employers across the state [...]

Leading diversity across their skilled workforce

December 4th, 2019|Categories: Case Studies, News Room|

As diversity in the workplace becomes a hot topic within many skilled trade businesses we caught up with Mark Rademaker, Programmed General Manager of Human Resources (Maintenance and Facility Management) and a member of the Tradeswomen Australia Strategy Council to find out how they are approaching diversity within their [...]

Bridie’s brilliance a perfect match for Sam’s steely resolve

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Case Studies, News Room|

STAR Australian athlete Samuel Rizzo always goes the extra yard – just ask his employers at Astec Equipment Services and the person responsible for the job placement – Sarina Russo Apprenticeships Industry Consultant Bridie Smolenaers. A member of the Australian Paralympic Squad where he puts his body through torturous [...]

GAN Australia launches its 2019 Policy Paper with key recommendations for Government to support outcome-focused vocational education and training

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media Releases, News Room|

Time to Get on With the Job: Australia's Leading Apprenticeship Network Reveals Pathways for Action After years of evidence gathering and reviews, GAN Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman says, “It is time for Australia to get on with the job.” “As the Federal Government invests over $525m into vocational education [...]

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