Posts By: Nik Mav

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

The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) wants apprentices who have lost their jobs to sign up to the Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program (RATP) so they can be matched with a new employer and go on to complete their apprenticeship training. The program, run by the AEN and funded by the Victorian Government, has successfully facilitated 262 recommencements… Read more

The Victorian State budget, released today, shows the government understands the importance of the time-tested Apprenticeship model, with $52 million devoted to services delivered via GTO supporting organisations: $33 million to expand opportunities for apprentices and trainees through a flagship Big Build training pathway $19 million to introduce innovative new models for apprenticeships and traineeships,… Read more

Now in its tenth year, National Skills Week aims to raise the profile and status of VET in Australia by dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities that VET can offer. This goal is more crucial now than ever, with the reskilling and upskilling of Australian workers critical to our economic recovery post-COVID-19…. Read more

Apprentices and trainees who have lost their positions as a result of the coronavirus crisis will be able to register for help in finding new employers and staying engaged with their training. The Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program is a collaboration between the Apprenticeship Employment Network, the peak body for group training employers, and the Victorian… Read more