Training Assistance Vital For Retrenched Workers

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24th February 2009, 05:05pm - Views: 685

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Patron - Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

GTA is the national peak body representing the network of over 150 Group Training Organisations (GTOs) employing

over 40,000 apprentices and trainees throughout Australia.

24 February 2009

Training assistance vital for retrenched workers 

Group Training Australia (GTA), the single largest network employing over 40,000

apprentices and trainees, today welcomed the Federal Government’s measure to

provide further employment assistance to redundant workers during the global


GTA Chief Executive Officer Jim Barron said the injection of almost $300 million

into immediate employment assistance for the unemployed including $75 million

to improve access to training is of critical importance to the labour market.  

“It’s vital that we have immediate assistance and support for people who have

lost their jobs as a result of the global economic downturn. 

“By providing employment assistance and training during the first phase of

unemployment, retrenched workers will have the best chance of re-entering the

workforce with enhanced skills, and finding sustainable employment. 

“It is critical to maintain the emphasis on training during the economic downturn

in order to meet the nation’s skills needs once the economy recovers.


package will help to achieve this”. 

Media Contact:

Bob Bowden, Foresight Communications

02 9241 2811, 0412 753 298,


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