Posts Categorized: Media Releases

GAN Australia cautions against short term solutions The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia’s Executive Director, Gary Workman, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of $1.27b in funding available until 30 September 2020 to small businesses retaining apprentices and trainees. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships Steve Irons made the announcement to leading industry… Read more

The Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia celebrates the achievements of apprentices, trainees and group training organisations at annual gala dinner Melbourne, Victoria: On Friday 6 December, the winners of the 2019 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) and Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Australia Awards were announced during a gala dinner at Parliament… Read more

Looks forward to working together to create a strong VET program 27 May 2019 – Melbourne – Global Apprenticeship Network Australia (GAN Australia) and Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) has congratulated The Hon Dan Tehan MP on his reappointment as Education Minister and The Hon Steve Irons MP on his new appointment to the Cabinet as… Read more

Looks forward to working with Government to widen Australia’s apprenticeship system to match international best practice 20 May 2019 – Melbourne – Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) has congratulated Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Liberal and National Coalition on its successful re-election to Federal Government. AEN looks forward to continuing to work with Government to… Read more

Apprenticeship Employment Network and Global Apprenticeship Network Australia Welcomes Budget Package for Apprenticeships and Vocational Education Boosted incentives for identified skills shortages will address the disconnect between training and employment outcomes Cash incentive for businesses will encourage them to invest in training up new apprentices Opportunities exist to widen the apprenticeship system to match international… Read more

  Apprenticeships declining as the need for Australian skilled workers continues to grow. Melbourne – 4 March 2019 – Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) today announced it has joined Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN).  GAN brings together businesses to identify skill shortages where the apprenticeship model can help young people fulfill these shortfalls.  The move will support… Read more

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