Group Training – a leading voice in the future of VET

The ongoing role of Group Training Organisations (GTOs) in revitalising the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) has been a focus at the 2018 Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT Skills Conference in Darling Harbour, NSW. Speaking at the Skills Conference, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP said GTOs work to recruit,…

Industry leaders reappointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews MP, today announced the reappointment of business leader, John Pollaers, as Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).  Tara Diamond has also been reappointed as the Commonwealth representative to AISC. “With their strong leadership and wealth of industry experience, Professor Pollaers, Ms Diamond and…

New figures show increased uptake in Apprenticeships

A growing number of people are commencing vocational education and training according to new data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), with 35,945 trade and non-trade commencements in the December 2017 quarter. The release of Apprentices and trainees 2017: December quarter shows that at the end of last year, there were…

START-UPS ON THE SOUTHERN GOLD COAST GET A BOOST FROM GOVERNMENT

Regional incubators on the Southern Gold Coast will be given additional assistance to apply for the Incubator Support initiative to improve their commercial prospects.  A new regional specialist will be appointed to assist local incubators through the application process.  The Regional Innovation Facilitator will provide advice, help people develop professional networks in Australia and overseas,…

Celebrating 20 years of support for Australian Apprenticeships

This month marks 20 years of Australian Government support for apprenticeships. From 1998, when New Apprenticeship Centres were first opened, to today over 2.5 million Australian Apprentices have completed their training. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, said this milestone represented 20 years of apprentices following their dreams.  “The apprenticeship is a…