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On Wednesday evening this week we held our Annual Awards Dinner.  Around 120 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 and… Read more

Merinda commenced her traineeship with NECA after completing her year 12 studies, she commenced working at the Department of Justice and Regulation in the HR department. In a short period of time, she excelled in her role, developing excellent communication skills, & quickly adapting to a changing environment. This was her opportunity to succeed in… Read more

In 2014 Matt commenced his apprenticeship with Ai Group as a Maintenance Fitter securing a position with Nestle Uncle Toby’s in Wagaunah. He is now in the process of completing his second qualification in Engineering Fabrication. Matt has developed excellent leadership skills and is a mentor to new apprentices, he is highly regarded, and displays… Read more

Paris Panteli – Electrical Apprentice AiGroup Apprentice & Trainee Centre In his role as an electrical apprentice with Bitzer Australia, Paris is extremely proactive and has an extremely high regard for maintaining a high level of safety within the factory as well as the ongoing wellbeing of his colleagues in the workplace. Paris always ensures… Read more

‘On The Road To Work’ – Multi Industry, School Based & Pre-Apprenticeship Program This program focuses on Certificate II qualifications that had a clear pathway to apprenticeship or traineeship in areas such as building & construction, land & food,  horticulture and business services. The ATEP team have developed innovative ideas to engage participants with long… Read more

Lift Off Program This program is a re-engagement program for students in year 7, 8 & 9, designed to transition students back into education through a flexible safe and non-threatening environment. Lift Off is supported by a partner group founded by Cranbourne East Secondary School. Designed for students that have disengaged from school due to… Read more

This week we released our “Hire Education” apprenticeship policy paper, where we highlight some of the issues our members face. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are struggling in Australia. Commencement numbers have been falling for the past four years and completion rates remain stubbornly low. However Australia’s need for skilled workers continues to grow. AEN believes that… Read more

Congratulations Skillset! Skills4Trade and Pledge250 (MIP) wins the  ‘Industry Collaboration Award’ at the 2017 NSW Training Awards. Skillset’s MIP project ‘Skills4Trade’ has been accompanied by PLEDGE 250, an innovative jobs campaign encouraging the region’s employers to increase job opportunities for Skills4Trade graduates. More than just a training program, Skills4Trade provides high quality pre-vocational skills training… Read more

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce was launched earlier today by Minister Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Training and Skills following the State Government’s commitment to apprentices and trainees in the 2017/18 Victorian Budget. The aims of the Apprenticeships and Traineeship Taskforce are to: consider the opportunities and barriers relating to the uptake of apprenticeships and… Read more