Death of the tradie: alarming figures show a 50 percent decrease in hand collar skills that extinguish fear of an & # 39; expertise & # 39; cause
- The number of school years has been falling drastically at national level for years
- Every state except Queensland has observed a decrease every year since 2013
- The figures have led to the fear that a & # 39; traditional extinction & # 39; could loom
Apprenticeships in manual labor jobs have fallen by more than 50 percent, giving rise to fears of the extinction of the tradition, new figures show.
In 2012, 201,305 apprenticeship contracts had been started at national level, which fell dramatically to 122,550 in 2013, and the downward trend has continued every year since.
The completion rates for those who started their apprenticeship in 2014 also dropped to 54.5% National center for vocational education research show.
The number of apprenticeships has fallen steadily since 2013, which has led to concerns. Australia could have a shortage of skills that would paralyze the trade sector.
By 2017, the number of apprenticeships started nationally was the lowest in decades with 69,220.
Interestingly, the number of cancellations decreased at a similar rate, indicating that the decrease in numbers is due to a possible lack of interest instead of completion rates.
There were a total of 276,250 apprentices and trainees in training at 31 March 2019, a decrease of 0.9% compared to 31 March 2018.
Western Australian figures showed that the number of active students had fallen by 13,000 since 2013, a decrease of 30 percent, raising fears of a & # 39; traditional extinction & # 39; in the state.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese addressed the problem of falling student numbers and said that this could have a major impact on local and national economies.
"If the liberals do nothing serious to resolve the skills crisis they have caused in the West, we can look at the extinction of the tradition," said Mr Albanese. The Western Australian.
The most recent data for NSW show that the current number of apprentices has dropped to 20,880 while Victoria has 12,820.
201,305 apprenticeships were started nationally in 2012, but that figure dropped to 122,550 in 2013, with the downward trend that has continued every year since
The two territories also saw a sharp decline in recent years, with the ACT having only 2,200 active pupils in training and only 1,010 in the Northern Territory.
Tasmania saw a steady decline from 2,735 active students in 2016 to 2,605 in 2017, while South Australian figures are slightly higher at 3,265.
Meanwhile, Queensland is the only state or territory with an increase in apprenticeships from 13,420 in 2016 to 15,890 in 2017.
NCVER Managing Director said in an effort to curb the downward trend, of particular interest to the organization.
& # 39; Maximizing student placement completion rates is a long-standing concern for governments, as they represent the return on significant government investment in training, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Employing employees at group training organizations is a way to do this, as they can provide the extra care and ongoing support that some students need to successfully complete their training contract. & # 39;
Queensland was the only state or territory with a steady increase in apprenticeships from 13,420 in 2016 to 15,890 in 2017
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