New Transport Concession Entitlement Card for apprentices and trainees
29 March 2017
If you are a NSW apprentice or new-entrant trainee, there is a new proof of entitlement card for public transport concession fares. The Transport Concession Entitlement Card is replacing the Indentured Apprentice/Trainee NSW Transport Concession Card. You need to apply for the new card before 30th June 2017.
Donna Colombini, the 2016 NSW Training Awards VET Teacher/Trainer winner shares her story.
15 March 2017
Donna started as an apprentice and today she’s a remarkable and inspiring teacher who is always looking for opportunities to engage her students to innovation and exceptional quality.
Nominations for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships Now Open
7 March 2017
Apprentices facing financial hardship while pursuing trade qualifications can apply for a Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship. Scholarships are worth $5,000 per year for up to 3 years.
In Memory: Bert Evans, AO
7 March 2017
The vocational education and training sector has lost a passionate advocate with the recent passing of Bert Evans.
Lismore Hospital Stage 3B Upgrade provides local employment and learning opportunities
28 February 2017
The NSW Government is delivering more skills jobs for apprentices and helping more women take up a trade through the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) on the NSW North Coast, as part of major upgrades to the Lismore Hospital.
Our Orange office is moving!
27 February 2017
Our Western NSW Office is relocating! From Monday 6th March, this office will be located at 161 Kite Street, Orange. You can contact Training Services NSW Western NSW office on (02) 6363 9800.
Tyrone Pynor, the 2016 NSW Training Awards School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year shares his story.
23 February 2017
Tyrone Pynor sees his school based traineeship with the National Bank as "an opportunity to gain the skills to make real decisions about my choice of career path". As part of the team at NAB's Merrylands branch, he excelled in all aspects of banking services including customer assitance and gaining an understanding of all the financial products and services offered. Looking ahead Tyrone declared "my future has never looked brighter".
2017-18 Applications are Now Open
20 February 2017
Applications are now being invited from public and local government agencies and Aboriginal organisations (small grants element only) to apply for funding under the 2017-18 Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program. Applications close on Sunday 19th March 2017.
Leteah Mitchell, 2016 NSW Training Awards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year shares her story.
15 February 2017
Leteah Mitchell, 2016 NSW Training Awards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year, gave vocational education and training a chance and discovered a world of opportunity. Studying and working at the same time helped her to visualise her goals with her community.
New Arrangements for ITABs
18 January 2017
Following a procurement process, the NSW Department of Industry has contracted 11 organisations to provide industry training advisory services for nominated industry groupings.
$14.7 million to Boost Agri Skills
12 January 2017
The NSW Government is working with peak grain and cotton industry bodies to provide $14.7 million worth of subsidised training over three years to help the NSW agri-sector attract new workers and retain and upskill existing workers.