Tasmania Acting Minister for Education and Training Elise Archer
Report Confirms Growth In Apprentices And Trainees
Victor P Taffa
Data released today has confirmed a significant jump in Tasmanian apprentices and trainees since the re-election of the Hodgman Government in March this year, Acting Minister for Education and Training Elise Archer said.
From January-June this year when compared to the quarter from January-March There has been:
- 32 % increase in government-funded vocational education students,
- 38 % increase in program enrolments,
- 66 % increase in subject enrolments over the same period.
“We are doing everything we can to give our workforce the right skills in the areas that need them, and these great results are proof that our long term plan is working to fill the jobs of the future.” Acting Minister for Education and Training Elise Archer said.
“We will continue to roll out initiatives to encourage further growth in apprentices and trainees such as the Government’s User Choice Program that is making available $20 Million to subside the cost for training apprentices and trainees.”
2018/19 Budget is also investing $7.5 Million over 3 years for Targeted Small Business Grants for Apprentices and Trainees, worth up to $5,000 for each new trainee or apprentice.
“These initiatives will ensure we have the workforce we need to build Tasmania’s future while stimulating growth and getting Tasmanians into real jobs for the longer term.” Acting Minister for Education and Training Elise Archer said.
Note: As per the explanatory note added to the front page of the report, figures for Tasmania for the January-June 2018 period have been under-reported due to a data processing error.