Apprentices Need Better Support to Overcome Poor Completion Rates & Address Skills Shortages

The Apprentice Employment Network WA and National Apprentice Employment Network

support the Australian government’s planned overhaul of apprentice support measures, recently announced by the Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor.  The plan outlines a new service model that places apprentices at the centre and provides them with better support from the commencement to the completion of their training.

Chief Executive Officer of NAEN, Dianne Dayhew, said the measures are urgently needed to stop the attrition of apprentices that is contributing to the nation’s skills shortage at a time when thousands of new entrants are needed across many industries.