Apprenticeship Employment Network

AE News Volume 13, Issue 38

Friday, 16th October 2020
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Upcoming Events

29 Oct - AusSuper Economic Update

10 Nov - OHS Network Meeting

13 Nov - AEN AGM

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

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Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program
Now into its 5th month, the Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program has received over 490 registrations from apprentices and trainees who have been affected by the current economic crisis.

The top 3 sectors represented are:
  1. Building and Construction
  2. Electrical, Electronics and Utilities
  3. Automotive and Boating
The top 3 occupations are the:
  1. Electrical Trades
  2. Plumbing and Roofing
  3. Carpentry, Joinery and Cabinetmaking
First year apprentices make up over 45 percent of those seeking assistance and while regional Victoria has been affected slightly, the vast majority of participants are located in the Metro Melbourne area.

We have also seen employer confidence in the economy boost with more job vacancies being listed on last month. The register has had almost 990 job vacancies listed.

The program aims to assist apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment complete their training.

For Individuals

Apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment are encouraged to register.

Once on the register, apprentices and trainees will be assisted by one of our program officers until placed with a host employer through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) or directly with an employer.

Program officers will also help direct you to the most appropriate advice and assistance while you remain out of employment.

For Employers

Employers who have job vacancies for apprentices or trainees can submit them on the vacancy register.

Our program officers will match your vacancy with suitable candidates for you to interview.

Employers may also be eligible for Australian Government incentives.

For further information or to register for the program please visit Apprenticeship Employment Network.

Victorian Apprenticeship Recovery Package (VARP)

The Victorian Apprenticeship Recovery Package (VARP) provides 300 young people aged 15 to 24 with an opportunity to work for a minimum of 12 months while completing an accredited traineeship or apprenticeship with local government agencies across Victoria.

VARP aims to increase the participation of disadvantaged young people in the workforce, while assisting communities to meet future skill and employment needs.

We received an overwhelming response with over 700 requests received for the 300 available places in a broad range of qualifications across Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria,

VARP has officially kicked off and we're excited to report on the success of this program.

AEN Industry Awards - Nominations Extended to 23 October

AEN Awards Now Open
The AEN Industry Award Nominations opened on the 24 August. The awards celebrate the dedication and achievements of apprentices and trainees, group training organisations and businesses committed to the development of apprentices and trainees.

Nominations can be made in the following categories:
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • Overcoming adversity awards
  • GTO service excellence awards
  • OH&S service excellence award
  • STAR awards (apprentice/ trainee)
  • GTO staff service awards
  • Lifetime achievement awards
  • GAN Apprenticeship scholarship
  • GAN apprenticeship development initiative
If you know someone who deserves recognition nominate them here.

Nominations have been extended and now close 23 October 2020
AEn Awards
To access the full list of award categories and online nomination forms please visit AEN - Awards.

Key Work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia 2020

The new report released this week by Safework Australia - Key Work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia 2020 provides an overview of the latest national data on work-related fatalities and workers’ compensation claims.

This includes trends, gender and age comparisons, and industry and occupation breakdowns for work health and safety and serious workers’ compensation claims in Australia.

There were a total of 114,435 serious workers’ compensation claims in Australia in 2018-19.

AVETRA Online Conference Monday 16th November 2020

OctoberVet 2020
OctoberVET’ is an initiative of the Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA).

AVETRA is committed to building and promoting research capability to ensure a rigorous and well informed VET system. OctoberVET is the name given to a series of events held throughout Australia to showcase VET research.

Learning in Turbulent Times - A free online research-based event.
Please support Ballarat’s 13th annual OctoberVET event, mounted by Fed Uni’s VET research group RAVE – Researching Adult and Vocational Education.

DATE: Monday 16th November
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
REGISTRATION: Limited to 90 participants.

Speakers and Topics

Young people and the COVID-19 labour market: Insights from ‘PISA 2018’
Anthony Mann, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Researching men's sheds: Opportunities for international collaboration
Barry Golding

Coronavirus information – a question of trust? Survey results on learning about the pandemic
Erica Smith & Morgan Wise, Federation University

Community learning through adversity and disaster: An Australian case study of rural adaptation and resilience
Annette Foley and Barry Golding, Federation University

OctoberVET’ is an initiative of the Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA).

AVETRA is committed to building and promoting research capability to ensure a rigorous and well informed VET system. OctoberVET is the name given to a series of events held throughout Australia to showcase VET research.
Federation University

Victorian Training Awards - Virtual Award Presentations

The Victorian Training Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Victorian TAFE and training sector.

This year, the Victorian Training Awards is going online!

Instead of a physical gala, the Victorian Training Awards’ finalists and winners will be announced via a series of videos published from Monday 26 October on the Victorian Training Awards Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

The videos will give viewers an opportunity to learn about the awards, meet the finalists and importantly, find out the winner in each specific category.

Please share within your networks and follow the Victorian Training Awards on social media!

Victorian Training Awards - Finalists Announcement

On 25 August 2020, Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills, Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, announced the finalists for the 2020 Victorian Training Awards.

Congratulations to all this year’s Victorian Training Awards finalists!

NCVER Update

NCVER released a new report this week - Life at 25: then & now

Data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is now available across 3 decades, offering a unique glimpse into how youth transitions in Australia have changed across a generation.

LSAY data paints a remarkable picture of how different the working world is for youth today; young people are finding it significantly harder to secure full-time work than they were 10 years ago and are coming up against more and more barriers while looking for a job.

LSAY also shows us how these factors impact on young Australians as they try to make their way in the world, which will become increasingly relevant as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The release of data from the final interviews for the fifth group of LSAY participants, who commenced taking their surveys in 2009, marks a huge milestone for the survey program.
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