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Not all doom and gloom: 2020 employment success stories

Not all doom and gloom: 2020 employment success stories

Originally published at https://www.verto.org.au/blog

As 2020 draws to a close, many of us are reflecting on what a difficult year it has been. We have all been challenged personally and/or professionally, and it’s certainly a time no one will forget in a hurry. For many people living in regional areas, COVID-19 followed drought, bushfires and/or floods, so there has been no respite.

Why the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements initiative is important for us all

Why the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements initiative is important for us all

Originally published at https://www.verto.org.au/blog

Recently the Australian Government announced an additional $1.2 million in funding for the Boosting Apprenticeships Commencement (BAC) initiative. This investment is a critical one for the future of individuals and industries, and something we can all benefit from. So today, I want to talk about some of the reasons this initiative should be welcomed by everyone.

VERTO apprentice Tyla carves out exciting career path

VERTO apprentice Tyla carves out exciting career path

Originally published at https://www.verto.org.au/blog

Marrickville’s Tyla Veney is carving her own path as a bespoke furniture maker, focusing on bucking the trend and turning her passion into a career in a male-dominated trade area.

VERTO welcomes Federal Government’s $6.4 billion investment in apprenticeships and training

VERTO welcomes Federal Government’s $6.4 billion investment in apprenticeships and training

Originally published at https://www.verto.org.au/blog

VERTO Chief Executive Officer, Ron Maxwell, has today welcomed the Federal Government’s $6.4 billion commitment to apprenticeships and training announced in the 2021-2022 Federal Budget.

How we can better support young people with disability to build careers

How we can better support young people with disability to build careers

Originally published at https://www.verto.org.au/blog

Australia’s unemployment rate is bouncing back from the initial wave of COVID-19. However, it's not a level playing field for all job seekers. The unemployment rate for people with disability remains at around 10 per cent, approximately double that of the general rate. 

Rethink VET careers this National Skills Week

Rethink VET careers this National Skills Week

Originally published at https://www.verto.org.au/blog 

This year, National Skills Week (August 23-28) should encourage Australians to re-think the importance of vocational education and training (VET), VERTO Chief Executive Officer Ron Maxwell believes.

We’ve pulled together a range of resources that can help you on your apprenticeship journey.

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Apprenticeship Ready

Career Advice Service

Career Counselling

Foundational Skills - Work Experience

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy & Numeracy Assessment for Certificate III

Pre-vocational

Register with Employment Service Providers, Labour Hire

School-Based Apprenticeships