From February 13 to 19 2023, Australian industry will observe National Apprenticeship Week – a celebration of Australian Apprentices, employers, and job seekers, and a reminder of the importance of apprenticeships traineeships in sustaining a strong Australian economy.
Australian Apprenticeships provide job seekers with the opportunity to develop applicable, marketable skills in a real-world learning environment, earn money while training, and complete a nationally recognised qualification.
An apprenticeship program is also an efficient approach for businesses to hire and develop their skilled workforce from within. Apprentices have the potential to become long-term employees in addition to bringing new skills and energy to the workplace.
In Australia, there is an increasing emphasis on trade and skilled labour, and National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of an apprenticeship.
It is the ideal moment to recognise apprentice successes and their contributions to industry. Employers, apprentices, and supporters of the skilled trades in Australia are included in this.
We invite you to join us during National Apprenticeship Week and share in the celebration of apprentices and trainees and the value of Australian Apprenticeships.
Get Involved in National Apprenticeship Week
This National Apprenticeship Week we’re asking you to Give a Shout to an apprentice or trainee in your workplace, and to recognise them for their achievements.
You can do this by:
1. Giving an apprentice or trainee in your workplace a shout-out. Good old-fashioned encouragement goes a very long way, so take a moment in a pre-start huddle or meeting to point out your Australian Apprentice’s hard work.
2. Shouting them a coldie or coffee at knock-off. Make time for a chat to share some of your experiences or advice about the job. It helps them feel part of the team, happier and perform better.
3. Getting loud about tradie mental health by wearing your Trademutt shirt. Support the important work of TIACS (This is a Conversation Starter) to provide mental health support to apprentices and blue collar workers by wearing colourful Trademutt gear on your worksite.
Don’t forget to share your shout with quick pic and post it to your socials with the hashtags #giveashout #NAWA.
About National Apprenticeship Week Australia (NAWA)
In Australia, National Apprenticeship Week is powered by MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees. As a Group Training Organisation, our purpose is to recruit, employ and support those wanting to get qualified in a trade through an apprenticeship or traineeship pathway. We work with Host Employers partners around Australia in a wide range of industries and sizes to develop their trade workforces.
MIGAS is proud to welcome industry partners supporting NAWA:
- National Apprentice Employment Network
- MATES in Construction
- Empowered Women in Trades
To learn more about National Apprenticeship Week Australia and for resources for your workplace, visit nationalapprenticeshipweek.com.au.