On Monday 30 January, Assistant Minister Andrews – Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, visited Mornington, Victoria to launch the Dunkley Apprenticeships Drive. The aim of the drive is to sign up 100 new Australian Apprentices in the electorate of Dunkley between 1 February and 31 March 2017.
The launch was held at local business and MEGT client Hart Marine. Representatives from MEGT’s Apprenticeship Network Provider team were in attendance to show our support and commitment to this initiative.
Hart Marine’s General Manager, Graeme Taylor, spoke at the launch about the value apprentices bring to his workforce, encouraging other local employers to consider taking on and signing up an apprentice.
In 2016, 306 apprentices commenced in the electorate of Dunkley (based in South-East Melbourne and covering suburbs between Seaford and Mornington).
The Dunkley Apprenticeships Drive aims to increase this figure by an additional 100 by raising the status of Vocational Education and Training (VET) with local employers and highlighting the value of undertaking an apprenticeship or hiring an apprentice.
The Australian Government, together with MEGT, is committed to creating opportunities such as the Dunkley Apprenticeships Drive to enable Government, industry and training providers to work collaboratively.
By providing incentives and administrative support via MEGT, the Government aims to encourage participation and industry investment in the apprenticeships scheme to increase apprentice commencements and completions.