Boosting Australian Apprenticeships
This Paper deals with the issue of improving workplace skills, in particular, policies to boost the number of people in Australia completing apprenticeships and how to encourage other Australians into an apprenticeship.
As Australia emerges from the global financial crisis (GFC) and our demographics change, we must ensure that we have the skilled workforce necessary to cope with increased demand and employment opportunities. Investment in our human resources and the skills of our workforce is just as crucial to economic growth, productivity and jobs as investment in infrastructure.
Related issues covered in this Paper include:
- Mature age apprentices, including case studies of businesses employing mature age apprentices
- ACCI apprenticeship research into the more effective apprenticeship retention strategies
- Strategies to re-engage with disengaged apprentices