MEDIA RELEASE – Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

MEDIA RELEASE – Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

  • Published on Thursday 2 July, 2015
  • 2 min. read

1 July 2015

MEGT WISHES ALL APPRENTICES AND EMPLOYERS HAPPY AASN DAY.

Apprenticeship Network Provider, MEGT (Australia) Ltd welcomes the first day of the Australian Government initiatives around the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN).
MEGT is the only national provider of the 11 appointed Apprenticeship Network Providers.

MEGT has been supporting employers and apprentices in Australia for over 30 years.
“With over 50 locations across Australia, MEGT is able to service local communities with local people and expertise. We can offer these services at your worksite, in our offices or remotely – making them more accessible to business and individuals.” Says CEO, David Windridge.

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said, “Apprenticeship Network Providers will target support services to the individual needs of employers and apprentices, from pre-commencement to completion, including:

  • new pre-commencement services that will match the right apprentice with the right apprenticeship and the right employer;
  • new in-training assistance, including mentoring, that will help apprentices at-risk of non-completion, and employers, to work through obstacles; and
  • new assistance for those who may be unsuited to an apprenticeship to identify an alternative pathway.”

In addition, MEGT has set up a special section on their website containing an Employer Guide and Apprentice Guide, designed to help answer questions employers, apprentices and trainees have about the new initiatives. The Guides cover information about the new services on offer, the new electronic SmartForm functionality introduced by the Government to process employer incentives and personal benefits for apprentices, and a list of MEGT locations. Visit www.megt.com.au/AASN.

“The Australian Government is making it easier for people to become an apprentice and for businesses to employ apprentices,” Senator Simon Birmingham said.
“We will be helping more Australian apprentices and trainees become qualified and pursue and enjoy their chosen careers.” comments David Windridge.

“The Apprenticeship Network is part of the Australian Government’s reforms to ensure vocational education and training (VET) provides real skills for real jobs, to lift the quality of skills training, and to raise the status of apprenticeships and skills training as a pathway to a rewarding and highly-valued career.” Senator Birmingham said.

For more information on MEGT (Australia) Ltd and our role as an Apprenticeship Network Provider visit: www.megt.com.au/AASN 

For media enquiries contact MEGT – Janine Armstrong  0404 824 638