Privatised VET and Coalition’s wage schemes no fix for Australia’s skills chasm

Year 12 leavers will be competing with people who are already on Jobseeker and who will no doubt get priority with employers eager for the $200 subsidy per worker. What a terrible message to send to youth, writes Bruce Mackenzie, that they first have to go on unemployment benefits before they are likely to be offered a job.

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100,000 new apprentice jobs covered by $1.2 billion wage subsidies

100,000 new apprentice jobs covered by $1.2 billion wage subsidies

The government is introducing the scheme in a bid to get young and unemployed people into the workforce, while also trying to preemptively correct the growing issue of a future skill shortage. This announcement rolls off the back of the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion budget to stop current apprentices being laid off amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which was announced in July. 

Read more here: https://www.training.com.au/ed/apprentice-wage-subsidies/

ScoMo to pay for half of apprentices’ wages in $1.2 billion plan

ScoMo to pay for half of apprentices' wages in $1.2 billion plan
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Government will pay half the wages of 100,000 apprentices or trainee workers to encourage businesses to make new hires.

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Apprentice subsidy welcomed but sector prefers JobTrainer money

Apprentice subsidy welcomed but sector prefers JobTrainer money
The $1.2 billion for new apprentices revealed on Sunday will support the training sector, but the biggest boost to employment will come from the $1 billion handed out by state and federal governments in July, according to a leading training organisation.

Budget aims to boost apprenticeships

Budget aims to boost apprenticeships

Budget aims to boost apprenticeships

Business groups have given the Morrison government’s $1.2 billion apprenticeship package the thumbs up, the latest initiative in a barrage of announcements over the past week heading into Tuesday’s budget.

Advanced apprenticeships will boost skills for future jobs, but not in time to counter COVID impacts

Advanced apprenticeships will boost skills for future jobs, but not in time to counter COVID impacts

The Australian government has released a series of manufacturing industry policies in the lead-up to the October 6 budget. Yesterday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke about a A$1.5 billion strategy to strengthen Australian manufacturing and supply chains. Last week, Education Minister Dan Tehan announced a A$7.2 million extension of advanced apprenticeship pilot programs across the country to teach students the high-level, specialist knowledge and skills they’ll need for industry jobs of the future.