It’s National Skills Week

It’s National Skills Week

  • Published on Tuesday 25 August, 2015
  • 3 min. to read


manufacturing apprentice and trainee

MEGT Australia supports and celebrates National Skills Week dedicated to raising the status of practical and vocational learning. It focuses on enabling all Australians to gain a greater understanding of their opportunities, their potential and how they can contribute to a successful, modern economy. Now in its fifth year, National Skills Week highlights the talents, the skills and the career pathways of apprentices and trainees across Australia.

MEGT Australia is the only national Apprenticeship Network Provider and has been supporting apprentices for over 30 years. As a company, we are fully focused on the lifecycle of the apprenticeship, achieving the right fit for the apprentice or trainee, mentoring throughout the journey to achieve increased completion rates and the ultimate goal of upskilling our nation.

Australian Apprenticeships are a key pillar of Australia’s vocational education and training system and are available to anyone of working age. You get paid while you train to receive a national qualification recognised by employers Australia-wide, making it much easier to travel and work within Australia.

You can do an Australian Apprenticeship if you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers. You can even begin your Australian Apprenticeship while you’re finishing years 11 and 12 at school.

It’s a great way to get a head start in your chosen occupation. You can combine time at work with training, either full-time, part-time or even school-based. You increase your job opportunities and earning potential. Many people who have completed their apprenticeships or traineeships are now earning more than their tertiary qualified friends. You may also have access to Australian Government support designed to reward you for undertaking and completing your apprenticeship or traineeship.

Check out the National Skills Week website to find out what events are running in your region. There are events taking place all over Australia throughout August, culminating in the official recognition week from 24 to 30 August.