Posts By: Nik Mav

Melbourne, Victoria: The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia were proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Apprentice Training Awards at a gala dinner at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne on Wednesday night. The announcement of the AEN Award winners comes following the release of the latest National Centre for… Read more

The 2022 Apprentice Training Awards were held on the evening of Wednesday, 23rd November 2022 with 240 people in attendance. We celebrated many amazing individuals across our apprentice categories as well as the staff and mentors from the Group Training Organisations that support them. Dean Luciani – AEN Chair, CEO of Westvic Staffing Solutions and 25 Year… Read more

We invite you to be a part of ‘The Future of Apprenticeships Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence’ 2022 GAN Melbourne Conference. On behalf of the conference organising committee of ‘The Future of Apprenticeships: Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence’, we are pleased invite you to be a… Read more

As an apprentice plumber, Rodney’s first encounter with Barwon Water led him to realise that he wanted to work with them.  Sometime down the track, when a traineeship arose at the company, he jumped at the opportunity. With 7 years’ experience working in the plumbing industry, Rodney has been able to bring that skillset and… Read more

This year the AEN received 84 nominations across 8 separate award categories including a new category for 2021 – the Disability Achievement Award. The judges would like to announce 39 finalists representing 11 GTOs with the award winners to be announced on 16 February 2022 at the Victorian Arts Centre Apprentice of the Year Alex… Read more

A new collaborative report from PwC, Social Ventures Australia, the Global Apprenticeship Network (Australia) and the Apprentice Employment Network (Victoria) identifies measures that are required to build an apprenticeship system that works in the modern world and remedy Australia’s chronic skills shortages. The What Will It Take report finds that young people in Australia have… Read more

Nathan Damjan is a young man on a mission. Leaving school in his early teens due to circumstances outside his control left him in a profoundly vulnerable position. It was life changing — but not in the way you might think. Demoralised and facing a future of diminished career options, he put all his energy… Read more

Gforce was founded as the Geelong and District Group Apprentices in 1983. It was established as a not-for-profit Group Training Organisation with an initial purpose to address youth unemployment in the northern suburbs of Geelong through the provision of apprenticeships.  In 1993, Vaz Juchima as the Managing Director of Danum Engineering, was invited to join… Read more