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…

Apprentice employers welcome commencement incentives

Australia’s largest network of employers of apprentices and trainees today welcomed the federal government’s $1.2 billion initiative to boost apprentice commencements. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) said the measure will provide a much needed lift to apprentice and trainee sign-ups at a time when new enrolments have stalled. Under the program, businesses that take…

Apprentice employers call for continued government support to avoid market collapse

Australia’s largest network of employers of apprentices and trainees has called on the federal government to continue wage subsidies to prevent apprentice numbers collapsing once the JobKeeper payment is removed in September. In a detailed policy paper, the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has also urged the government to require a minimum 10 per cent…

Prime Minister’s training overhaul provides the opportunity to advance apprenticeships

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) today welcomed the Prime Minister’s plan for redrawing the national skills and training system to better prepare for a post-COVID recovery. The Chief Executive Officer of NAEN Dianne Dayhew said Australia’s training system has performed well, but it’s time to look at how it can be overhauled to deliver…