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Stories from apprentices, trainees, employers and industry leaders about Australian Apprenticeships and the future of our industry. The MyGain Podcast is a product of the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Infor
22.06.2020 Parents, how can you help you children get a career?
Season 1, Ep. 11
Can you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? Or perhaps what your first job was and how it’s changed over the last 15-20 years? It’s almost impossible to remember a day in the office not relying on email and websites. Even jobs like transport and manufacturing have already been impacted by the growth in technology – and that trend is going to continue.So, what does that mean for you? Perhaps not too much, as long as your job doesn’t change too dramatically over the next few years. But what about your kids? If technology continues to change and adapt, then so must the educational pathways we offer young people to create opportunities and improve their working lives today and into the future.Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a crucial pathway to provide this, and it’s of vital importance that we support school-aged young people and school leavers so that they access clear information about VET and what a VET-based career can offer. As parents, you are in a fantastic position to assist your children to consider this pathway.In this episode, we are going to bust some common misconceptions around the VET pathway, and support parents to help their kids get a leg up in their career.AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
05.06.2020 What is The Australian Apprenticeship Schools Guide?
Season 1, Ep. 10
The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) has release a one-stop-shop for anyone considering an Australian Apprentices – The Australian Apprenticeship Schools Guide.The guide, launched in a National Careers Week Webinar, is a free resource perfect for careers advisers who want to discuss Vocational Education and Training pathway with their students and provides information on the different career outcomes, training courses and general information preparing individuals on what to expect throughout their apprenticeship.“We wanted something that could give them a basic understanding of apprenticeships and that they could use to have career conversation with students,” said Aditi Narayanan, AATIS Marketing Manager.The guide is available to download here. The National Careers Week Webinar is also available to view here.AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
29.05.2020 What is a Higher Apprenticeship?
Season 1, Ep. 9
As the workforce continues to evolve, so must the educational pathways that lead young Australians into it. Traditionally, those who want to work in business of technology have either undertaken a traineeship or a university degree. But with thanks too many organisations, that’s beginning to change with the emergence of the ‘Higher Apprenticeship’.Suzi Hewlett, Director of the Skills Reform Unit at PWC, knows all too well the benefits that a higher apprenticeship can bring to both individuals and workplaces through their Higher Apprenticeship Program.AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
22.05.2020 What is the Apprentice and Trainee re-engagement register?
Season 1, Ep. 8
Since March 1, 2020, many young Australians have lost their apprenticeship or traineeship due to covid-19. Whilst there are many incentives available for organisations to retain employees, it has still impacted businesses all across Australia. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has been supporting Apprentices and Trainees from small businesses who recently lost their jobs, by connecting them with a network of employers across the country through the Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register.Di Dayhew, the CEO of NAEN, knows all too well how important support is for Australian Apprentices throughout their Apprenticeship journey and the challenges they may face when trying to secure employment in their sector.AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
15.5.2020 What is National Careers Week?
Season 1, Ep. 7
Next week is Nationals Careers Week, with thanks to the Careers Industry Council or Australia (CICA).National Careers Week, now in it’s second year, celebrates careers, career development and career development practitioners and to promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development. And this year, it is happening entirely online.David Carney, Executive Director of CICA, knows all too well how useful an event that brings the industry together can be.AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
07.05.2020 How can I bring sustainability into my workplace – even when working from?
Season 1, Ep. 6
Like many of us Laura Schweizer, AATIS Research and Marketing Assistant, always had an interest in sustainability – so during her last year at university she undertook some more research on the topic and ended up completing her thesis on sustainability in small companies.Today, Laura is sharing some of her tips to help you get on the path to sustainability, along with a challenge to help you kick start your journey. Jump over to our Facebook page to find out more about the challenge. AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn
28.04.2020 Why should I maintain diverse hiring practice and retain apprentices through COVID-19?
Season 1, Ep. 5
Ron Maxwell, CEO of Verto knows all too well how important diverse hiring and retaining apprentices were prior to the pandemic – and shares a timely reminder that it remains crucial for both business and community sustainability.Ron has recently released a blog post, Why you should maintain diverse hiring practices through COVID-19 and beyond, detailing the positive impact of these hiring practices for individuals, businesses and communities. Ron also knows, that when it comes to economic downturn, apprentices are often the first to be let go.However, he notes, it is crucial organisations do all that they can to retain as many apprentices as possible. The skill shortage has been an issue facing Australia long before COVID-19, and the rising unemployment rate could have a lasting impact across the skills sector.For more information about retaining apprentices, read Ron Maxwell’s post, Why retaining apprentices is more important than ever before.AATIS is funded by the Australian Federal Government.Resources:AAPathways websiteMyGain websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn