Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

7 February 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Boosting apprentice and trainee places

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to opening up more opportunities for Tasmanians to start their career as an apprentice or trainee with a new $2 million support program.

Our $2 million Growing Apprenticeships and Traineeships program will help address both industry and region specific barriers to grow the number of apprentice and trainee places available across the state.

Up to $200,000 is now available for projects delivered with eligible organisations including industry associations and regional associations, or through partnerships with individual businesses, training providers, group training organisations or apprenticeship network providers.

Proposals must demonstrate that they will help to employ to employ apprentices and trainees and could include:

  • wage subsidies
  • support services (ie. transport, language, literacy and numeracy support)
  • mentoring support
  • employer/ industry liaison costs, or
  • activities to specifically address identified regional issues or support non-traditional engagement (ie. women in building industry).

This funding will help build collaborative relationships between industry, employers, community organisations, and training organisations in the long term to directly tackle issues that limit the employment of apprentices and trainees.

This is a key new step in reaching our target of 40 per cent more apprenticeships and traineeships by 2025 and eligible organisation are encouraged to get their proposals in now.

The Hodgman Liberal Government knows that apprenticeships and traineeships are a great pathway to a rewarding career and are a real asset for local businesses to help them grow and create more jobs.

Applications close on 5 March 2019.

Information and guidelines are available at www.skills.tas.gov.au

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