Jim Walker says the state needs an apprenticeship system that can keep up with a rapidly changing industry. Photo: Attilla Csaszar

Report identifies apprenticeship issues

The State Training Board has today released a report on issues and barriers for Western Australian apprentices and employers, urging the state government not to hold back changes because of bureaucratic processes.


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Hard for small businesses like self-employed electricians to employ apprentices and have to pay apprentice wages out of their own earnings. No wonder so few electricians and other trades in a highly fragmented trade industry are taking on young people. They want jobs/apprenticeships, there just aren't the opportunities out there.

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