Tag: Apprentices

Scania training

Komatsu and Scania are making big training pushes to address skills shortages in the heavy transport and off-highway sectors, while drivetrain component supplier Dana is supporting technical training for electrified mining equipment. Earthmoving and mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu is investing $6m in establishing a training hub in Perth, construction of which is expected to be Continue reading Big training push in heavy, off-highway sectors

automotive apprentice

Australia’s federal government has extended its wage subsidy scheme for apprentices and trainees for another year, ending 30 September 2021. The scheme, said to have helped create around 100,000 apprenticeships to date, was introduced in 2020 as part of the economic response to COVID-19 and subsidises 50 per cent of the wages of apprentices and trainees. In total, Continue reading Extension for Australian apprenticeship subsidy

Apprentice automotive technicians

Australia’s federal government has launched a $A1.2 billion apprentice and trainee subsidy scheme that is designed help counter the economic impacts of COVID-19.  A total of 100,000 new apprentices and trainees will be supported by the scheme, which will initially create much-needed avenues for those looking to establish a new career – which, on its Continue reading Fresh apprentice funding to aid post-COVID comeback

Apprentice automotive technicians

Australia’s automotive skills shortage has shrunk from almost 22,000 unfilled jobs in 2013 to 16,359 in 2014, according to the 2015 Automotive Environmental Scan report from Auto Skills Australia (ASA). The report also says 40.6 per cent of 500 survey respondents were experiencing a skills shortage, eight per cent down on 2013 and the lowest Continue reading Skills shortage shrinks but fewer businesses hire apprentices