Employers urged to recruit Year 12 grads

Brooke Wilson and Tarin ColwillNorth West Telegraph

Students across the Pilbara have now received both their Western Australian Certificate of Education results and their main round university offers.

Apprenticeship Support Australia manager Lena Constantine urges Pilbara employers to recruit recent Year 12 graduates into an apprenticeship or traineeship within their business.

Figures released in December by the National Centre for Vocation Education Research are positive news for both business and students. The study found that more than 83 per cent of graduates who undertook government-funded apprenticeships or traineeships were employed after training.

Ms Constantine said such high success rates showed the VET system effectively supported employers in training and building a capable, skilled workforce for the future.

“We are seeing the vast majority of students go straight into employment, so we know that the vocational sector is providing effective support to employers and turning out highly skilled workers who can contribute to the business,” she said. “This news should provide business with the comfort of knowing that any investment in training and upskilling staff through the VET sector is money well spent.”

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