In the News – Lack of apprenticeships could foil entitlement plan

A clear warning that there is much to be done if Australia is to meet its skills needs without having to rely heavily on overseas manpower…

By: John Ross – The Australian – 25/04/2012

The national training entitlement agreed to this month appears unlikely to solve shortages in some of the fastest-growing occupations, with private colleges still steering clear of expensive trades and technical training.

An analysis by the HES shows more than 1000 colleges are accredited to train people in key administrative occupations, and hundreds are equipped for training in personal care, hospitality and sales. But as few as two dozen train in the technical, trades and mining occupations the federal government says will explode over the next four years

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