Federal government expands apprentice and trainee wage subsidy

Federal government expands apprentice and trainee wage subsidy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $2.5 billion JobTrainer skills program to increase access to upskilling and training in the post-COVID workplace, while also expanding the scope of the original apprenticeship subsidy to small and medium businesses with under 200 employees.
Read more here:  https://www.mybusiness.com.au/finance/7177-apprenticeship-program-extended-to-smes-with-1-5bn-boost?utm_source=MyBusiness&utm_campaign=20_07_20&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7&utm_emailID=f216ce3d5b350e4191a55cbfb8379673a53dfcc989cdb85c66bf431fdc4e8268 

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeships

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeships
The Business NSW report has found the overall decline in new apprenticeships combined with the cancellation of 20 per cent of existing apprenticeships “will be catastrophic for the availability of skills in the future” after federal government subsidies stop on September 30.

Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/54-000-fewer-apprenticeships-to-start-this-year-threatening-longer-term-skills-shortages-20200707-p559ry.html

Apprenticeship decline prediction dire for skill shortages

Apprenticeship decline prediction dire for skill shortages

Business NSW, which represents more than 25,000 businesses, will on Thursday release a report which shows the impact of COVID-19 on skills training will be worse than previously expected.   Up to 40 per cent of apprentices could lose their jobs by the end of this year without an economic recovery and an extension of employer subsidies, including JobKeeper payments.
Read more here:  https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/54-000-fewer-apprenticeships-to-start-this-year-threatening-longer-term-skills-shortages-20200707-p559ry.html

WA government waives fees for apprentices temporarily

WA government waives fees for apprentices temporarily

More than 3,000 apprentices and trainees will be able to access free training thanks to the McGowan Government’s latest initiative to safeguard Western Australia’s future workforce. Training costs will be covered for apprentices and trainees who have had their contracts cancelled or suspended to continue their training ‘off the job’ for up to six months.

Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/fees-scrapped-to-support-more-than-3-000-displaced-apprentices-and-trainees/