The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP has announced two new programs for young unemployed people:
- $38 million for Training for Employment Scholarship
- 3000 places Youth Employment Pathways programmes http://ow.ly/Bk6AU
With a total of $44 million all up for both initiatives as well as $200 million/year for a new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to lift apprenticeship completion rates http://ow.ly/Bk7M3
“Every space in skills, training, group training and Apprenticeships will become more competitive”, says The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP.
There is more reform to come, maybe even a name change to something like the Australian Industry Skills System where employer, industry, employment services and Registered Training Organisation partnerships will be key.