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…

What makes an apprentice – apprentice profiles from NCVER

The latest report released today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows that the profile of a young person who is likely to undertake an apprenticeship over university remains largely unchanged since 2007. The impact of increasing university participation on the characteristics of apprentices report found that students who are more likely…