Thousands of apprentices, trainees and employees to benefit from digital skills pilot project

  16 March 2022 MEDIA RELEASE Thousands of apprentices, trainees and employees to benefit from digital skills pilot project The Digital Skills Organisation (DSO) and the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) today announced the establishment of a pilot program to examine ways to better assess, incorporate and fast-track digital skills in the apprenticeship sector. At…

New apprentice wage subsidy will help boost completions

Australia’s group training sector today welcomed the federal government’s extension of the apprentice wage subsidy program to help ensure those who have started their apprenticeships are able to complete. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) said the decision to supplement the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) 50 per cent wage subsidy with a new completion wage…

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…

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 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…

National register will connect apprentices and trainees with employers to safeguard jobs and careers

Apprentices and trainees from small businesses who recently lost their jobs are now able to connect with prospective employers to explore ongoing work, through a new national service launched today. The Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register will support apprentices and trainees displaced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, by connecting them with a network…