Skill shortage warnings as apprenticeship commencements fall to 1990s levels

Skill shortage warnings as apprenticeship commencements fall to 1990s levels

According to National Australian Apprenticeship Association (NAAA) figures, the number of new apprentices fell 20% from March to June, meaning about 12,000 people were either stood down, suspended or cancelled their apprenticeships amid the coronavirus crisis. The NAAA figures show Australia is approaching the lowest level of apprentice commencements since the late-1990s.