Source: WorkSafe Queensland

Construction is booming across Australia and apartment approvals for this year are already at an all time high, but the number of apprentices entering the construction industry and completing their apprenticeship training is at an all time low, a problem that could hamper the progress of the sector.

According to the Apprentices and Trainees 2014 Annual Report by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), apprenticeship and traineeship commencements have declined, by 21.9 per cent from 2013 to 2014. Non-trade commencements dropped by 25.3 per cent in the same period.  Read more about the dilemma facing the industry here.


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