The Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) program aims to increase apprentice retention rates, particularly in the first two years of training, in order to improve completion rates and support the supply of skilled workers in industries undergoing structural change.

The ISMAA program provides an intensive and specialist level of assistance to apprentices and trainees who are experiencing barriers to completing their training through frequent contact from a highly skilled industry mentor with appropriate skill sets. The apprentice or trainee will develop an Individual Mentoring Plan with their mentor that will outline the range of support that will be provided.

The ISMAA program is delivered by 24 organisations across all states and territories covering a range of industries including: building and construction; accommodation and food services; electrical; and health care.

Further information about the ISMAA service providers and the industries and regions that they support, as well as how they can be contacted is in the below word document.