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Group training speaks out against youth worker exploitation

Directions Workforce Solutions has echoed the national peak body for group training networks which has spoken out in response to recent reports of underpayment of trainees in NSW. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) released a media statement recently calling for employers not to misuse young employees by paying below the national award or providing… more

Your local Workforce Development Centre is now your Career Centre

Directions Workforce Development Centre is getting a new name and a new look! Your local ‘Workforce Development Centre’ will be renamed ‘Career Centre’ this month to align Career Centre services across Western Australia. The Career Centre will continue to provide the same free, high quality, and comprehensive career development services, including one to one career… more

Kieran Hug is Finalist in Automotive Apprentice of the Year Award

Kieran Hug

For the second year in a row, fourth year apprentice Kieran Hug has been named a finalist in the DVG Auto and Polytechnic West Automotive Light Apprentice of the Year Award. Keiran was presented with a certificate to recognise his achievement at a ceremony at Bentley Pines Restaurant, at Polytechnic West in Bentley in November…. more

New training policy for State Government building contracts announced

PERTH – AUGUST 20, 2015 – Last week the State Government announced the Government Building Training Policy aimed at creating more opportunities for apprentices and trainees in the WA building and construction industry. The new policy applies to State Government building, construction and maintenance contracts resulting from tenders issued from 1 October 2015 onwards, including civil and… more