Support for apprentices needed – Independent Tertiary Education Council

The federal government needs to make urgent changes to the financial incentives that support the employment of apprentices and trainees, according to the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing skills training providers. ITECA Chief Executive Troy Williams said: “Recent data shows a significant decline in apprentice and trainee commencements, which is…

Apprenctice starts remain above pandemic levels – NCVER

Apprentice and trainee commencements appear to be returning to levels seen before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). The Apprentices and trainees 2023: March quarter report shows that apprentice and trainee commencements increased steeply during the pandemic. While they have declined…