Posts Categorized: Media Releases

Earlier today Senator, the Honourable Scott Ryan, Minister of Vocational Education and Skills announced $6.8 million in Commonwealth funding for a new multi-industry school based and pre-apprenticeship pilot project for the Apprenticeship Employment Network at the MEGT Ringwood Trade Skills Centre. The Apprenticeship Employment Network is the peak industry body representing not for profit group… Read more

Earlier today the Hon. Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills attended the annual Apprenticeship luncheon with leading organisations from Victorian group training organisations, TAFE institutes and employment agencies. Group Training Association of Victoria (GTAV) chair Mr Dean Luciani officially launched the new brand – Apprenticeship Employment Network. “During the past 30 years our members… Read more

Earlier today the Hon. Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills announced that the Victorian Government will commit to provide funding support for the 2015/16 year for Victorian group training organisations that employ apprentices and trainees. Currently the Victorian group training industry employs over 7500 apprentices and trainees each year across Victoria in all industry… Read more

The Australian Industry Group’s concern over the drop in apprentice numbers and quality has thrown a spotlight on an issue that the Group Training Association of Victoria has been pointing to for the past four years. Victoria, which is ahead of the rest of the nation in VET (vocational education and training) policy reform, is… Read more

Poor planned policy has seen a growing number of unscrupulous registered training organisations (RTOs) making a nonsense of the State government’s attempt to address youth unemployment over the last four years. A recent report into marketing practices in the vocational education and training (VET) sector by the Australian Skills Quality Authority revealed that 45% of… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria has released its budget submission, with four key policy recommendations for the future of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria. The GTAV’s reform proposals include developing the apprenticeship ‘work experience year’, in which prospective apprentices and trainees spend a year sampling trades first hand with supervision and school-based support. The… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria has unveiled Safety First, an app that will help keep apprentices and trainees safe through the Christmas rush and beyond. November and December are the deadliest months for workers and manufacturing, construction and transport – trades traditionally affected by the Christmas rush – record the highest incidence of serious… Read more

The Group Training Association of Victoria heartily congratulates the finalists in this year’s State Training Awards. The Victorian Training Awards are the peak statewide awards for vocational education and training. The Awards recognise the excellence and achievements of Victoria’s apprentices, trainees, training organisations and employers. “Congratulations to all the apprentices, trainees and Group Training Organisations… Read more