Providing more information and transparency on skills shortages will be critical to bolster confidence in both our skills and migration systems, at a time when we will see both historically high and rising unemployment, as well as pockets of skills shortages. These circumstances will be challenging for the community to reconcile.
Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/migration-must-play-a-role-in-australia-s-post-covid-economic-recovery-20200925-p55zbz.html
Australia has put in place a number of measures to help apprentices and trainees continue their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lesson from the last recession is that a full economic recovery will need business to also play a part by investing in skill development.
COVID-19 has delivered a global economic shock that was unimaginable just a few months ago. For many businesses, this has presented the challenge of managing remote workforces at scale for the first time.
Read more here: https://www.themandarin.com.au/138443-opinion-reskilling-and-rebuilding-the-workforce-with-apprenticeships/
The number of overseas students hoping to study vocational education and training courses in the last financial year has more than halved.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash says Vocational Education and Training (VET) is growing in popularity as the government links “learning” and “earning” in the post-COVID-19 economy.
Read more here: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/a-growing-number-of-australians-are-choosing-vocational-training-over-university