Apprenticeship numbers continue to slide

There’s a concern that Australia’s economy will be held back by looming skill shortages as apprenticeship numbers continue to slide.

The number of Australians completing apprenticeships has halved in the past five years.

Duration: 4min 40sec

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Monique Juratovac, apprentice bricklayer
Dr Alan Montague, program director, Masters of Human Resource Management, RMIT
Megan Lilly, head of workforce development, Australian Industry Group
Gary Workman, executive director, Global Apprenticeship Network Australia
Loris Moriconi, manager, ABN Training Western Australia

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