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  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

The Youth Career Program Best Practice Guide has been developed from the experiences of the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN), Group Training Organisations (GTOs), Youth, Schools and Employers who have been involved in over 170 “multi-industry pilot” programs during 2016-18. The guide covers a range of topics to support local stakeholders to continue to work with… Read more

This year’s theme is – Better engagement with industry to improve youth employment At this event, guests will hear from the Victorian Government on the Victorian VET system and industry leaders as they discuss their views on how Apprenticeships and Traineeships are being utilised globally as a solution to youth unemployment as well as meeting… Read more

This week the AEN released a new safety video aimed directly at apprentices and trainees, highlighting the OH&S performance results collected over the past 5 years. Over the past 5 years our members have been tracking workplace accidents for their apprentices. Overall we have now collected data on over 50,000 apprentices in a wide range… Read more

Since commencing her apprenticeship in 2014, Katrina has been engaging with the community to promote women in trades. The community and local businesses have supported Geelong Women in Trades (GWIT) in fundraising efforts for the Cambodia Skills Exchange which saw Katrina assisting with planning a trip to Cambodia and joining the Volunteer Building Cambodia team… Read more

On Thursday evening this week, we held our Annual Awards Dinner.  Around 140 guests attended and the night showcased some fantastic examples of young apprentices and trainees, members and staff within the Victorian GTO industry. The awards categories covered Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Outstanding OHS Award, GTO Service Excellence Award, Lifetime… Read more

Brody Murphy (far right) pictured with fellow nominees.   Through Gforce Employment Solutions, Brody commenced his apprenticeship in March 2018 , and since his first day, he has embraced his host employer, Parks Victoria’s Safety-First culture and has demonstrated on many occasions that safety is his number one priority in all work he completes within… Read more

Lucy has brought an undeniable vibe to her host employer which has helped develop a great working atmosphere and culture. Lucy received an honourable mention with her nomination for AFL SportsReady Trainee of the Year (2018) and was also a Top 3 Finalist at the Victorian Training Awards. And in 2018 was awarded Trainee of… Read more

Hon. Alan Brown AM started his working career in a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship which he credits as pivotal to his success in business and in public life. After a lengthy stint in public life he joined (IntoWork Australia) INGT Ltd in the year 2000 as its Chairman. Prior to Brown joining the board, IntoWork… Read more

In a wide-ranging career, Frederick Maddern has held foundational and significant roles with numerous government and community organisations, including Councillor and Mayor of the City of Footscray, President of the Municipal Association of Victoria and President of the Australian Local Government Association. It was during Mr Maddern’s time as the CEO of the Western Region… Read more