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Date PostedOctober 13, 2015

We Need to be Proactive in Addressing Declining Apprentice Numbers

Young-workers

Source: WorkSafe Queensland

Figures released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in September indicated that the number of apprentices starting and completing their training has declined.

Compared with the previous 12 month period, apprenticeship and traineeship commencements between March 2014 and March 2015 declined by 19.8 per cent.

It is time that we started to encourage young people back into the construction industry, which can prove to be a challenging and rewarding career path.

Young people starting in construction are often nervous, eager to please and inexperienced in the work place, which is why they should complete construction induction training (white card training) before they set foot onto a building site.

Read more at: http://theconversation.com/australia-needs-to-do-more-to-arrest-the-decline-in-apprenticeships-47942

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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