Apprentice employment network welcomes Labor’s appointment of key shadow ministers

Apprentice employment network welcomes Labor’s appointment of key shadow ministers The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has welcomed the appointment of new shadow ministers who will lead the Labor Opposition over the coming term of parliament. The National Executive Officer of NAEN, Dianne Dayhew congratulated the Shadow Minister for Education and Training Tanya Plibersek on…

NAEN welcomes skills and training ministers in Morrison government

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has welcomed the appointment of ministers who will oversee the key skills and training responsibilities under the re-elected Morrison government. The National Executive Officer of NAEN, Dianne Dayhew congratulated Mr Dan Tehan on his reappointment as Minister for Education, and Senator Michaelia Cash on her appointment as the new…

NAEN congratulates the Morrison government on its election win

NAEN congratulates the Morrison government on its election win The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) today congratulated the Morrison government on its election victory and looks forward to positive and imaginative steps to boost the number of apprentices and trainees. The National Executive Officer of NAEN, Dianne Dayhew said the government’s election win should provide…

Labor’s ‘Women in the Trades’ plan will promote gender equality and boost apprenticeships

15 May 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Labor’s ‘Women in the Trades’ plan will promote gender equality and boost apprenticeships   The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) today welcomed federal Labor’s promise to roll out a program that will encourage more women to start a career in the trades. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten promised that a future…

ABC fact check on Bill Shorten’s apprenticeship claim

Labor leader Bill Shorten says the number of apprenticeships has slumped since the Coalition took office. Is he correct? “‘Apprenticeships’ as shorthand for apprenticeships and traineeships: Associate Professor Shah told Fact Check that using “apprenticeships” could be problematic. “There is some confusion and mixture and blurring of lines between traineeships and apprenticeships in some occupations,”…

Apprentice employment network welcomes Coalition promise to extend apprentice wage subsidy

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) today welcomed the federal Coalition’s promise to extend the apprentice wage subsidy trial to another 1600 apprenticeships.   Prime Minister Scott Morison and the Minister for Skills and Vocational Education Senator Michaelia Cash announced that, if re-elected, the government will double the program, adding another $60m in funding which…

Federal Budget 2019-2020: Joyce Review

Joyce review contains an ominous message for the apprenticeship sector Amid last night’s Budget, the federal government released the landmark review of the VET system undertaken by the former New Zealand Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce. The 163-page report, Strengthening Skills: Expert Review of Australia’s Vocational Education and Training System, dissects…