“With new homes sales showing a move back to positive numbers in today’s (July 2 2019) HIA New Homes Sales figures and another cut in interest rates, the commencement of new incentives to support apprentices in the residential building industry is a timely move,” said Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive, Industry Policy.
The $60 million expansion of the Apprentice Wage Subsidy for rural and regional Australia announced by the Prime Minister is strongly supported by Master Builders Australia.
“Ai Group welcomes the ALP’s Plan for Skills, TAFE and Apprentices. This plan squarely focusses on strengthening the skills and training system, with a special emphasis on apprenticeships,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
Applications for the WA Training Awards 2019 are now open. This is an opportunity for the Western Australian training sector to showcase excellence, reward best practice and put our State’s best VET achievers in the spotlight.
The WA Government’s work to bolster the economy by rebuilding the training sector has been highlighted with the release of the State Training Board’s findings from State-wide industry consultations.
Ai Group welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash, that the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices Payments will be extended to employers who take on an eligible apprentice aged 21 to 24 years from 1 July 2019. Eligible employers will receive a one-off payment of $4,000.
Ai Group welcomes the announcement by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash that wage subsidies will be introduced for employers who engage apprentices in regional and rural communities. The trial will invest $60 million through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program to support apprentices across a number of trades.
Ai Group is delighted to be leading the rollout of the ground-breaking Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeships in South Australia. Ai Group is to be one of the first recipients of the grants available under the Skilling Australians Fund and the Skilling South Australia Initiative.
Industry, students, job seekers and career changers will have increased access to local job-related services with the Jobs and Skills Centre at Kalgoorlie’s Central Regional TAFE officially opening its doors.
A new report released by the Australian Industry Group has identified critical skill issues facing Australian businesses with 75 per cent of employers reporting skill shortages and 99 per cent are impacted by low levels of literacy and numeracy.