Giv­ing ap­pren­tices the recog­ni­tion they de­serve

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

VIC­TO­RI­ANS who have suc­cess­fully com­pleted their ap­pren­tice­ship over the last five years will have their trade for­mally recog­nised fol­low­ing the re-in­tro­duc­tion of Trade Pa­pers by the State Gov­ern­ment.

Min­is­ter for Train­ing and Skills Gayle Tier­ney be­lieves “ap­pren­tices are the back­bone of our train­ing sys­tem and the fu­ture of our work­force – that’s why we’re giv­ing them the recog­ni­tion they de­serve.”

Trade Pa­pers are a sep­a­rate cer­tifi­cate awarded to those who suc­cess­fully com­plete their for­mal train­ing through an ap­pren­tice­ship.

They serve as a sig­nal to em­ploy­ers and cus­tomers that this per­son has done the hard yards and is able to ap­ply oc­cu­pa­tional skills on-the-job.

Skilled work­ers are in high de­mand across Vic­to­ria, which is why the Vic­to­rian Bud­get 2018/19 is in­vest­ing an ad­di­tional $644 mil­lion to strengthen TAFE, ad­dress skills short­ages and en­sure all Vic­to­ri­ans can ac­cess the train­ing they need to get a good job.

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