Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has said he wanted to see students returning under “very controlled” processes agreed between states and providers but made it clear states with border restrictions still in place would not be allowed to take part in the pilot programs commencing July.
The declining number of apprentice commencements is a major area of concern. Without substantial support Australia is facing a dramatic decline in apprenticeship commencements which will contribute to an unacceptably high level of youth unemployment.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/call-for-apprentice-wage-subsidy-to-address-collapsing-apprenticeship-system/
The PM has flagged changes to the funding model of the training system which sees $1.5 billion of federal cash flow to state governments annually for skills and training.
The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), who is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors has advocated for the Australian Government to make a major investment in funding training for job seekers providing them with the education and skills that will get them back into work
Scott Morrison will fund $1.3 billion in wage subsidies for apprentices as part of Thursday’s coronavirus economic stimulus package. The Prime Minister, Scot Morrison has pledged $1.3 billion in wage subsidies for apprentices as part of his government’s coronavirus economic stimulus package. According to the PM, 117,000 apprentices would be supported by the federal government to ensure there were few job losses at small firms with 20 or less employees.
ITECA the peak body of higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors in Australia has recently appointed a new Independant Chair, Deputy Chair VET and Deputy Chair Higher Education following its corporate restructure from mid-2019. Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/independent-tertiary-education-body-gets-an-independent-chair/
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.
Adam Boyton has been appointed as the interim Commissioner and is tasked with overseeing the early design work on how to nationally forecast skills demand in industry and options for a new funding model for VET qualifications.
Read more here: https://www.miragenews.com/interim-national-skills-commissioner-appointed/ and https://www.miragenews.com/vital-national-skills-commissioner-appointment/