New $60m ap­pren­tice sub­sidy

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

RU­RAL busi­nesses are be­ing en­cour­aged to em­ploy Aus­tralian ap­pren­tices, with the new $60 mil­lion Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice Wage Sub­sidy soon to come into place.

From Jan­uary 1 2019, the Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice Wage Sub­sidy will sup­port ap­pren­tice­ships in skills need oc­cu­pa­tions in ru­ral and re­gional ar­eas.

The new Aus­tralian Ap­pren­tice Wage Sub­sidy scheme was an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 31 by the min­is­ter for Small and Fam­ily Busi­ness, Skills and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion, Michaelia Cash.

This $60 mil­lion trial ap­pren­tice wage sub­sidy has been in­tro­duced to sup­port re­gional busi­nesses and en­cour­age them to con­sider em­ploy­ing ap­pren­tices.

In a doc­u­ment ad­dressed to Wide Bay Bur­nett Cham­bers of Com­merce, chair for Re­gional Devel­op­ment Aus­tralia Wide Bay Bur­nett, Bill Trevor in­vited busi­nesses to get in­volved.

“It will en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in ap­pren­tice­ships by em­ploy­ers who have not pre­vi­ously en­gaged ap­pren­tices, as well as re-en­gag­ing em­ploy­ers,” he said.

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