The government has announced $2 billion – to be augmented by another $500 million from the states – for a skills package to boost training and job creation.
The JobTrainer skills package will guarantee support for thousands of apprentices in jobs across the country by subsidising their wages to keep them employed and their training secured.
A $1 billion JobTrainer program will provide training or re-skilling for up to 340,700 school leavers and job seekers. Places
Eligibility will be widened from small businesses to medium-sized businesses with 199 or fewer employees. The subsidised apprentices will have had to be in place from July 1.
Subsidy will cover half the wage of up to $7000 per quarter
For more information please refer to the joint media release at www.ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/jobtrainer-skills-package-economic-growth-and-recovery
Further information about these changes will be made available in the coming weeks.