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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…

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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…

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National Apprentice Employment Network welcomes expert panel to steer vocational training reform

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has welcomed the appointment of the expert panel that will oversee the vital next stage of reform to Australia’s system of vocational education and training (VET). The Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator Michaelia Cash has announced that Mr Steven Joyce, the architect of the government’s…

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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 her reappointment to the senior frontbench position. “The apprentice employment…

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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…

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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 the impetus to press ahead with measures to encourage…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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