ScoMo to pay for half of apprentices’ wages in $1.2 billion plan

ScoMo to pay for half of apprentices' wages in $1.2 billion plan
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Government will pay half the wages of 100,000 apprentices or trainee workers to encourage businesses to make new hires.

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International students to return to Australia under pilot program

International students to return to Australia under pilot program
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.

ITECA calls on government to invest urgently in vocational education 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

Shot in the arm for apprentices as part of governments COVID-19 response

Shot in the arm for apprentices as part of governments COVID-19 response
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.

Labor Leader makes promises to address vocational education and training crisis if his party wins government

Anthony Albanese has promised his Labor government will create a new federal jobs and skills agency. Credit: AAP
Anthony Albanese has announced Labor would create Jobs and Skills Australia, a new federal agency tasked with addressing skills and workforce shortages if elected.

The Morrison Government appoints interim National Skills Commissioner for the new National Skills Commission

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/