NSW Government Helping Rural Apprentices

On Friday 21 February 2020, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee joined Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey in Nambucca to announce a new initiative to help apprentices in bushfire and drought-affected areas.

From that date, apprentices in bushfire and drought-affected areas whose employers are unable to keep them on will still be able to access the training component of their apprenticeships for up to 12 months for free.

Mr Lee said the initiative means out of work apprentices in our regions will not be left behind while seeking new employers.

Training Services NSW will work with apprentices in drought and bushfire-affected areas to support them with ongoing training and help connect them to potential employers.

For more information, please refer to the Training Services NSW website: Training Services NSW

Members can receive MTA NSW training advice and support by contacting your local Area Manager or our Training Department on P: 1300 682 679 or E: [email protected]

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