Posts By: aen

Entry for this program was via application. All 80 applicants were interviewed and provided with feedback. The Trades which will be experienced in the program are, Carpentry, Electrical, Joinery, Bricklaying, Plastering, Glazing and Metal Fabrication. The delivery plan for this project does not have accredited trade training except for White Card and WHS Induction.  Specific… Read more

In 2016, 75% of a group of 12 year 11 students complete a 16 week MIP project.  80% of survey respondents elected to continue at school which is a great result in this area where there is high risk of early school leavers. In 2017, 11 students commenced, this years project which is spread across… Read more

A big congratulations to Aidan Grey, a 1st Year Carpentry Apprentice hosted to JB Superior Designs. Aidan kick started his employment through a MIP pre-apprenticeship course with ATEL and NSW Tafe Wagga Wagga and through his hard work and determination secured an apprenticeship. Aidan has been fortunate enough to be a recipient of the Bert… Read more

MyGateway ran a MIP in engineering and automotive with 12 participants, of which 8 go onto apprenticeships. MT Gateway’s hosts provide feedback on 9 participants attending work experience. Comments in hosts feedback include (names removed) has good rounded basic skills to be successful in trade. was very well rounded and had some great hand skills…. Read more

Planning for a new career pathway? Are you looking for a change in careers or are you looking for work? You may want to consider an Apprenticeship or Traineeship. Apprenticeships and traineeships are an ideal way to combine paid employment and training, in a nationally recognised qualification. South East Automotive Transition Project A Victorian Government… Read more

In October 2017 the AEN hosted a study tour of the US & UAE To investigate a range of trade and apprentice training systems in the US and to better understand international trends in apprenticeships. INAP conference (innovative apprenticeships) (Washington DC) US – Community colleges (Nova, Fox, Dawson,) US – privately owned trade institutes –… Read more

On Wednesday evening this week we held our Annual Awards Dinner.  Around 120 guests attended and the night showcased some fantastic examples of young apprentices and trainees, members and staff within the Victorian GTO industry. The awards categories covered Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Outstanding OHS Award, GTO Service Excellence Award and… Read more

This week we released our “Hire Education” apprenticeship policy paper, where we highlight some of the issues our members face. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are struggling in Australia. Commencement numbers have been falling for the past four years and completion rates remain stubbornly low. However Australia’s need for skilled workers continues to grow. AEN believes that… Read more

Victorian Group Training completed 2 Projects, 1 year 11 VCAL and 1 year 10 program both at Western Heights College Geelong. The year 10 group extended across the Christmas school holidays with much of the work experience conducted in 2017. With this group having just completed 12 have responded in their survey they plan to… Read more