JobTrainer Skills package – July 2020

Posted on Jul 17, 2020

JobTrainer Skills package will support economic recovery, growth and provide certainty for Apprentices and their Employers:

ABBTF welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of the $2 billion JobTrainer program. This will help Australians access new skills required to remain employed and mitigate the impact to the economy due to COVID-19. Together with the states and territories, the JobTrainer program will provide an additional 340,700 training places to help school leavers and job seekers access short and long courses to develop new skills.

Our Apprentices & Employers will now be supported beyond the original timeframe

  • The Government is expanding the wage incentive to help keep the apprentices in work, covering half of the wages paid to apprentices and trainees until March 2021. The Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy will now help almost 90,000 businesses employing around 180,000 apprentices and trainees throughout Australia.
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships Steve Irons said the expanded waged subsidy would more than double the number of supported apprentices and trainees. This will dramatically improve the viability of tens of thousands of apprenticeships and the businesses employing them right across the country.

Funding Sign Up

  • States and territories need to sign up to a new Heads of Agreement to access JobTrainer funding, with the agreement setting out immediate reforms to improve the vocational education and training sector, and providing the foundation for long term improvements as outlined by the Prime Minister in his recent speech to the National Press Club.

Here at ABBTF our main goal has always been to support young Australians build a career in the building and construction industry. We are thrilled to showcase the unlimited opportunities and Career pathways that exist in our industry. The support programs will ensure Australians get the training they need right now to get the jobs of the future and make a real difference to the economy.

If you are a School Leaver or Job Seeker, now is the best time to contact us and discuss opportunities to start a career in Bricklaying.