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Apprenticeship Employment Network
The Group Training Association of Victoria trading as Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) is the peak industry body representing not for profit group training companies across Victoria and is part of a national network of group training associations.
Since 1985, our members have supported over 170,000 young people into an apprenticeship or traineeship across Victoria in a wide range of industry sectors.
Currently our not-for-profit network employs over 7500 apprentices and trainees each year in all industry sectors with a heavy focus on traditional trade areas. We work with local communities and employers to match young people with meaningful work.
Our members provide a safety net and flexibility for both the apprentice and host employer over the period of their training.Learn more
Media Release: Victorian Government commits to long term support of apprentices through the group training industry
Earlier today the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills announced that the Victorian Government will commit to provide $9.3 million in funding over the next 3 years to support Victorian group training organisations employ thousands of apprentices and trainees. The announcement was made at the Ballarat Group Training (BGT) Office. BGT currently support… Read more
World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Conference
On Monday 8 October, Holmesglen Institute hosted a group of international delegates at their Chadstone campus, where they were given a site tour of the apprenticeship training facilities and provided with a few presentations on pre-apprenticeships, group training and best practices in collaboration with industry. This tour is part of the larger World Federation of… Read more
AEN Response to Draft Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018
Earlier today the AEN submitted its response for comment on the Draft Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018: The Apprentice Employment Network (AEN) is the peak industry body representing Group Training Organisations (GTOs) across Victoria. AEN’s purpose is to support members and Government to achieve skilled and sustainable employment and training for the wider community. Within… Read more
Media Release: Recognising Automotive Apprentices in South-east Melbourne
Earlier today the Victorian Skills Commissioner – Mr Neil Coulson, toured the facilities at Patterson Cheney in Dandenong and presented certificates to 18 local apprentices all working in the automotive sector. Patterson Cheney has been in business for more than 100 years and employs over 600 people in Melbourne. Patterson Cheney currently have 16 apprentices… Read more