Off the announcement of sweeping changes to skilled migration and the funding for university students, it is unsurprising businesses may be worried about whether they’ll be able to fill their skills needs in the future. Read more.
The number of young people entering into an apprenticeship or traineeship has been declining for the past five years, with student numbers in 2016 reflecting just half (54 per cent) of that in 2012. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes a new initiative to double the payroll tax rebate for employing apprentices or trainees from 25 per cent to 50 per cent. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) believes the boost in funding for skills and training will ensure Queensland is on track to developing the skills needed to power the economy. Read more.
We have seen the latest ABS figures showing Queensland’s economy escaping a recession – but only narrowly. Read more.