Skills and workforce development
From Preserving to Renovating Australian Apprenticeships: Insights from recent international experiences 2010
Client: DEEWR/Australian Apprentices Taskforce
This report presents research into international strategies used to maintain apprenticeship systems during the global economic downturn of the late 2000s. Commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), experts from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark and Wales provide insight into current policies utilised by their respective governments. Policies include government funded short term initiatives such as redeployment schemes, TAFE courses, and a central register of redundant apprentices. Other strategies to retain apprentices include moves towards short time work and promotion of green jobs. The research identifies five challenges the Australian government must face for a healthy and strong apprenticeship system.