TERM 2 | ISSUE 4
9 June 2021
It has been a pleasure for the ACBC team to visit so many schools in the past month and we look forward to more visits in the coming months. It was great to see so many students seriously considering the education and career options as the begin new chapters in their lives.
Other good news for vocational education and training has been the Federal Budget. Under the new budget, $2.7 billion will be provided to extend the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program. This is a wage subsidy that reimburses $7,000 per quarter for 12 months for taking on new trainees and apprentices.
In addition, $500 million will be added to the JobTrainer fund, depending upon matching contributions from state and territory governments. The goal is to provide 136,000 free and low-fee training places, including 10,000 places for digital skills courses. This support will help young people gain valuable skills and contribute to a growing economy. We are proud to be a part of this.
Our students and trainees have been progressing well this year, gaining skills and knowledge, and making new connections. In addition to their hard work, we took time out to raise funds for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea which supports the Cancer Council in its cancer research and prevention efforts.
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