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 Labor government would provide $12 million to Group Training Organisations to assist in attracting and retaining women in non-traditional…

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 will…

Federal government review of vocational education and training is a chance to invigorate and modernise apprenticeships

Australia’s apprenticeship system has fallen out of favour and needs urgent action to restore it as a pillar of skills development for young people. In its submission to the federal government’s Expert Review of Vocational Education and Training (VET), the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has called for measures to invigorate apprenticeships to cater to…

No need to fret about ATAR – scores of apprenticeships and traineeships are available for an immediate start

Parents of students who are receiving their Year 12 results over coming days have been reminded of the tremendous opportunities from apprenticeships and traineeships, as they think about career and study choices. National Executive Officer of the National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) Dianne Dayhew said group training organisations are on the lookout for young people…

National apprenticeship network welcomes VET review

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) today welcomed the federal government’s commitment to a comprehensive review of the national VET system. National Executive Officer Dianne Dayhew said such a review is vital to ensure that the VET system supports a nationally consistent model of training and skills development, with the best outcomes for workers of…