Posts By: AEN

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

Apprenticeships are Us completed a group of 10 participants in a MIP automotive industry.  Four of these participants have secured an apprenticeship. With several great outcomes from the group Mark of Apprenticeship R Us features the story of Terry’s achievements in their Group Project Report.  Terry and his family moved to Australia from The Ivory… Read more

Westvic have completed a MIP combination project in 5 regional western Victorian secondary colleges with an average of 12 to 13 participants at each college.  To date 10 participants have already secured a SBAT in 2017. Westvic have worked hard with all stakeholders to provide Trade Taster and Industry days with the complications of logistics and… Read more

A group of 10 complete an Automotive Industry MIP in Preston Melbourne.  Several gain apprenticeships and 2 of these are the only 2 females in the Group, Jessica and Prtibha . Jessica joins class mate Terry at Subaru Docklands in light automotive soon after completing. Prtibha has a longer search in front of her, she… Read more

Bree is the only female in MEGTs Hobart MIP in Carpentry, joinery, brick and plaster/paint project. Joanna of MEGT reports Bree’s achievement at the end of the project “The sole female participant, Bree Kelly, was the one participant who completed the course and also completed Work Experience. Work Experience was with the construction company VOS… Read more

ATEL Wagga Wagga commence MIP in Carpentry, Joinery, Paint and Plaster with 10 participants, 7 in the class are long term unemployed. One of the long term unemployed is the only female in the project, 21 year old Bridget. Her MIP journey is depicted in ATELs group project report “One particular participant ‘Bridget’ was a… 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