By Hilary Harper on Life Matters 12 months ago it looked like we’d be in recession for years. Now, economists say the job market is surging with 250,000 vacancies across multiple industries. But if you were made redundant last year or you’re after a career shift, how can you land yourself a job that’s meaningful, secure and as future-proof as possible? In a Life Matters special, we ask a team of experts their tips on succeeding in the post-pandemic workforce. Guests:Professor Phil Lewis, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research at the University of CanberraNicholas Wyman, CEO of The… [Read More]
Katharine Knapman – AEN Awards Trainee of the year Inspiration Award: Women in Trades GAN International Apprenticeship Scholarship On the March 11th 2021, WPC Group Arboriculture trainee Katharine Knapman took out three awards at the catch-up dinner for the 2020 Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) awards – the GAN Australia International Apprentice Scholarship, Inspiration Award: Women in Trades and Trainee of the Year. The AEN Awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices, trainees and group training organisations in Victoria annually and this year they did not disappoint. Starting her traineeship with Maroondah City Council in 2019, Katharine turned her passion for nature… [Read More]
ABC Political Reporter Jade Macmillan interviews Emely Goncalves, hosted at Costa Group, about the success of her Traineeship throughout COVID-19 thanks to her mentors. Emely’s full story is featured in the Apprenticeships for Growth Report. Download the report.
More than 200,000 jobs remain vacant in Australia due to a lack of skills, according to a report from the nation’s leading training group. “They’ve got skills, but they’re not the skills employers are looking for,” WPC Group CEO Andrew Sezonov said. “So we’ve got people without jobs and jobs without people. “That’s what we call the skills mismatch.” The report, which was prepared for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on the eve of the federal budget, has been obtained exclusively by 9News and provides a roadmap for jobs growth in the short term and once the COVID-19 crisis ends. Entitled “Apprenticeships… [Read More]
Savvy students who start their trade careers before finishing high school are gaining a big advantage over other young people looking for work. By Lauren Ahwan, News Corp Australia Network. Completing a school-based apprenticeship improves the chance of finding full-time work in the years after graduation. A National Centre for Vocational Education Research report states secondary students who undertake school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are among the most likely to be in full-time permanent employment five years after finishing school. St Patrick’s Technical College apprenticeship and traineeship manager Alicea Sherrin says school-based apprenticeships allow students to gain practical skills at the… [Read More]
By Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Psy.D., Psychologist and Relationship Expert. https://thriveglobal.com/stories/why-you-should-accept-the-situation-you-are-in-with-dr-ely-weinschneider-nicholas-wyman/ As a part of my series about the things we can do to remain hopeful and support each other during anxious times, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nicholas Wyman a workforce development and skills expert, author, speaker, and CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation (IWSI Consulting). Wyman is a leader in developing skills-building, mentorship and apprenticeship programs that close the gap between education and careers around the world. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and Quartz, and was named LinkedIn’s #1 Education Writer of the Year. His award-winning book,… [Read More]