Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors joined The Hon Karen Andrews MP this morning to celebrate 20 years of Australian Apprenticeships.

May marks the 20 year anniversary of Australian Government support for Australian Apprenticeships with the launch of New Apprenticeship Centres in 1998. In 2018, Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers continue this support by helping apprentices and employers engage with the apprenticeships system.

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available in more than 500 occupations all across Australia and lead to lifelong career pathways. They can be undertaken in a variety of different ways to best suit the apprentice and employer, and can be started during the last years of school, a school leaver, as an adult looking for a career change and more.

With the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network and the Australian Apprenticeship Incentives Program the Australian supports each apprentice and traine on their learning journey.

On hand to share their story about the benefits of their apprenticeships were former NRL - National Rugby League players Chris Armit and Alan Tongue and fellow ambassadors from Canberra, Baker Tiffany Davies, Hairdresser Jessica Baczynski and Nurse Megan Cox.

For the full media release please visit the Department of Education and Training's Media Centre.