Sydney is on the cusp of an emerging job boom that can help in addressing the recession and traditional male roles. A whole new generation of lady tradies is being presented. Seven out of the ten fastest-growing fields are accessible for apprenticeships and traineeships, most of those are male-dominated jobs. A total of $1.2b in Commonwealth funding has increased incentives.
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]
Recessions are tough on everyone, but they hit young people particularly hard. Young workers are the most likely to lose their jobs, and the least likely to be helped by public and private relief efforts. With minimal work experience or savings, an economic crisis can leave them floundering for years. We saw this happen 10 years ago during the Great Recession. The 2009 bailout (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA) focused more on keeping big business afloat than keeping workers employed. By 2010, nine million jobs had been lost, with young people suffering the highest unemployment rates by far – over… [Read More]
My name is Fareed Rane, I am a currently a 3rd year apprentice technician with Mercedes-Benz Brisbane service centre. I am undertaking my Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanics. I had the great privilege of being awarded a scholarship to travel to the United States, to Newport Beach (California) to experience life in the Mercedes-Benz dealership Fletcher Jones motorcars. In February 2020, I travelled to Los Angeles where I spent two days visiting and observing work in one of the largest dealerships in the USA. Upon my arrival, I had the pleasure of meeting the dealer Principal, Bob Evans who… [Read More]