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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 the trade. is really pleasant and was keen in the workplace… 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

Congratulations Skillset! Skills4Trade and Pledge250 (MIP) wins the  ‘Industry Collaboration Award’ at the 2017 NSW Training Awards. Skillset’s MIP project ‘Skills4Trade’ has been accompanied by PLEDGE 250, an innovative jobs campaign encouraging the region’s employers to increase job opportunities for Skills4Trade graduates. More than just a training program, Skills4Trade provides high quality pre-vocational skills training… Read more

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce was launched earlier today by Minister Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Training and Skills following the State Government’s commitment to apprentices and trainees in the 2017/18 Victorian Budget. The aims of the Apprenticeships and Traineeship Taskforce are to: consider the opportunities and barriers relating to the uptake of apprenticeships and… Read more

Apprenticeship Employment Network held their 2016 Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday 17 November at Waterfront Venues, Docklands where apprentices, trainees, GTO’s and staff throughout Victoria were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts and contribution to apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia. Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) is Victoria’s largest apprentice and trainee employer network with their members securing… Read more