New national cadetship program needed to help businesses rise from COVID-19

When the COVID-pandemic struck a little over a year ago apprenticeship commencements fell through the floor and young trainees were among the first to have their jobs cut or training cancelled. Ai Group advocated hard for a program to support apprentices and the federal government responded with the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program.
Read more here: https://www.manmonthly.com.au/features/new-national-cadetship-program-needed-help-businesses-rise-covid-19/

Apprenticeship scheme extended, but still not enough women

Apprenticeship scheme extended, but still not enough women

The Federal Government will extend its wage subsidy scheme for apprentices and trainees until September. It was designed to boost employment during the pandemic. Industry groups say the scheme has succeeded in creating more apprenticeships, but the one glaring problem is that those jobs are overwhelmingly going to men, rather than women.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/darwin/programs/pm/apprenticeship-scheme-extended,-but-still-not-enough-women/13231524

Government reveals $1.2bn extension of apprenticeship wage subsidy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an extension of the government’s apprenticeship wage subsidy program for another 12 months and has added an extra $1.2 billion investment towards the scheme.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an extension of the government’s apprenticeship wage subsidy program for another 12 months and has added an extra $1.2 billion investment towards the scheme.

Read more here: https://www.mybusiness.com.au/management/8003-government-reveals-1-2b-extension-of-apprenticeship-wage-subsidy?utm_source=MyBusiness&utm_campaign=10_03_21&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_emailID=f216ce3d5b350e4191a55cbfb8379673a53dfcc989cdb85c66bf431fdc4e8268

VET apprenticeships and the future of social housing construction

VET apprenticeships and the future of social housing construction

In responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian economy, a diverse range of voices have called on state governments to fund social housing projects. But what is social housing, how can it help drive post-COVID-19 economic recovery and how does this relate to apprenticeships?   

Read more here: https://www.aapathways.com.au/aatis-blog/vet-apprenticeships-and-the-future-of-social-housi?utm_source=miragenews&utm_medium=miragenews&utm_campaign=news