Apprenticeships decline impacting on skill shortages

Apprenticeships decline impacting on skill shortages
A shortage of plumbers, carpenters, plasterers and bricklayers is being felt in almost every state and territory in Australia. Industry is crying out for more government funding for training and incentives for employers to take on apprentices blaming lack of subsidies the reason why employers are not offering apprenticeships.

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Public perceptions of VET in Australia are contributing to skills shortages

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In a submission to the Productivity Commission, the Tasmanian state government has proposed that “Australia’s VET system is a positive national asset that should continue to be refined and developed for the benefit of individual learners, employers and industry, to drive local and national economic development,”