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.
Applications for the 2017 NSW Training Awards are now open!
19 December 2016
Do you know an individual or organisation who deserves to be recognised for their high achievement in vocational education and training? Nominate them today for the 2017 NSW Training Awards.
Daniel's video as the 2016 NSW Trainee of the year winner
9 December 2016
The former MasterChef contestant put his faith in the Vocational Education sector to achieve a career change as a mature aged student and has now secured a position with Telstra.
Updated Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy 2017
9 December 2016
The recently announced extensions of eligibility for home schooled students and asylum seekers and refugees to access Smart and Skilled is included in the updated Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy 2017.
EOIs open for delivery of Western Sydney and Illawarra Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP)
25 November 2016
Training Services NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest from non-government organisations for the delivery of an outcomes-focused Refugee Employment Support Program to assist refugees and asylum seekers in Western Sydney and the Illawarra find sustainable and meaningful employment.
Home schooled students eligible for Smart and Skilled from 2017
25 November 2016
Registered home schooled students may be eligible for Smart and Skilled training which starts on or after 1 January 2017.
Access to Training and Employment Support for Refugees
24 November 2016
The NSW Government has announced a number of initiatives to assist asylum seekers and refugees to get a job and relieve local skills shortages in the State’s growing economy.
Fee-Free Training for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
23 November 2016
Eligibility under Smart and Skilled will be extended from 1 January 2017 to further categories of humanitarian visas held by asylum seekers and refugees. Eligible visa holders will not pay course fees for their Smart and Skilled training up to Certificate IV level.
Courtney Harrison, Winner - 2016 NSW Apprentice of the Year
17 November 2016
Find out why Courtney chose an automotive mechanical apprenticeship and smashed the challenges found in this non-traditional trade area.
Smart, Skilled and Hired
5 October 2016
Smart, Skilled and Hired is a NSW Government initiative that will create job and skills opportunities and help NSW business meet unprecedented demand in two key sectors – disability and construction. The program is open to young people (15 to 24 years) and businesses in Western Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter, New England/North West and the North Coast.
Final Report: Review of Industry Advisory Arrangements
5 October 2016
The NSW Department of Industry contracted Ithaca Group to review industry advisory arrangements in New South Wales, so as to inform the most effective/efficient approach to obtain timely industry advice that supports NSW Government priorities.