Apprentice employment network welcomes new federal employment and skills minister

Australia’s group training sector today welcomed the appointment of the Hon Stuart Robert as the new Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) congratulated Minister Robert on the appointment and looks forward to working with him to help create more opportunities for apprentices and trainees. The Chief…

COVID “turbocharging” skill shortage – Daily Telegraph

COVID has turbo charged the need for skills. NAEN CEO Dianne Dayhew speaks with Lauren Ahwan in the Telegraph today, along with Andrew Sezonov WPC Group and Craig Robertson TAFE Directors Australia. The message is consistent. Learning in the workplace secures real skills development and real jobs.   Story Link: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/careers/skill-shortage-one-million-more-vocationally-trained-workers-needed/news-story/3fc4acc5f681ab66d126273475a17c33

Extension of wage subsidy will boost skills training for thousands more apprentices and trainees

Australia’s group training sector has welcomed the federal government’s extension of the successful apprentice wage subsidy program that has seen thousands of new enrolments in skilled jobs. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) said the decision to extend the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) 50 per cent wage subsidy will help to rebuild apprentice numbers and propel…