HIA has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of the $2 billion JobTrainer package, which includes an extension of the vital Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy until March 2021.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has supported the Federal Government’s on-going focus on Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, which sits at the foreground of developing Australia’s future skilled workforce.
Scott Cam will inspire the next generation of tradespeople in his new role as Australia’s first National Careers Ambassador, helping young Australians take advantage of surging demand for skilled workers.
“The start of new incentives from 1 July 2019 for builders to take on apprentices and for people to start on a career in building and construction will be a boost for our industry, small business and the economy,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders…
“Ai Group welcomes the ALP’s Plan for Skills, TAFE and Apprentices. This plan squarely focusses on strengthening the skills and training system, with a special emphasis on apprenticeships,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
“The HIA Trades Availability Index indicates that demand for construction trades eased during the September 2018 quarter, but they remain in short supply,” said Geordan Murray, Acting Principal Economist.
The Minister for Small & Family Businesses, Skills & Vocational Education, Senator Hon Michaelia Cash announced the Federal Government is helping students ripped off by dodgy training providers. She made the announcement at Master Builders ACT Group Training citing it as an example of an…