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

National Skills Commission kicks off

National Skills Commission kicks off

The  National Skills Commission (NSC) is a critical new part of Australia’s economic infrastructure, providing expert advice and national leadership on the Australian labour market, current and future skills needs and workforce development issues. They have released their inaugural report today that shows  while the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market has been significant, some data indicates early signs of stabilisation and a small increase in the number of employers looking to hire.
Read more here:  https://www.miragenews.com/inaugural-report-of-national-skills-commission-australian-labour-market-and-covid-19/

NZ boots apprenticeships with government wage subsidies

NZ boots apprenticeships with government wage subsidies

The apprenticeship support scheme, Apprenticeship Boost will provide businesses with up to $16,000 to help pay the cost of each apprentice for the first two years and is part of a wider government programme to keep apprentices in jobs and support employers to invest in new ones, as the country rebuilds the economy from the impact of COVID-19

Read more here:  https://www.miragenews.com/backing-businesses-to-upskill-new-zealand/