19 Sept 2022 - Over two days at the beginning of September, the Federal Government hosted a Jobs and Skills Summit at which some 150 representatives of employers, industry groups, and unions plus, of course, politicians, discussed the economic challenges facing Australia.
21 Feb 2022 - Nominations are now open for Capricorn Members across Australia to recognise the efforts of their apprentices through nominating them in the 2022 Capricorn Rising Stars awards.
11 Aug 2021 - Nominations are now open for Ulysses Club's annual "Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year" (MAOTY) award.
29 July 2021 - Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer has today announced new figures showing that Queensland’s apprentice and trainee numbers are hitting new heights.
18 March 2021 - Automotive refinishing technician Maxine Colligan has become a trailblazer for young women looking to enter the automotive industry.
2 Feb 2021 - Nominations are now open for Capricorn Members across Australia to recognise the efforts of their apprentices through nominating them in the 2021 Capricorn Rising Stars Awards.
15 Dec 2020 - There are a number of changes occurring in the national skills reform space to improve the VET system. The Engagement Hub is a central platform for consultation on the three immediate priorities in the Heads of Agreement for Skills Reform: Industry Engagement, Qualifications and Quality reforms.
26 Aug 2020 - The State Government has called on the Training Ombudsman to help crackdown on scammers targeting Queensland job seekers by tricking them into government-funded training programs.
17 Aug 2020 - Nominations are open for Ulysses Club's annual 'Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year" award.
29 Jul 2020 - A new report commissioned by the Education Council has outlined recommendations for changes to better support school-leavers looking to access VET pathways.
Applications for the 2020 running of the Automotive Industry Ambassador Program are now open.
The latest data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research has revealed that apprentices are more satisfied with their overall training now than they were in previous years while experiencing high levels of certainty around employment.
23 Jun 2020 - The MTA Institute (MTAI) is inviting all former students who completed training with us in 2019 to participate in Australia’s largest survey of students in the VET sector.
23 Jun 2020 - Australia’s efforts to recover and rebuild the economy following the devastating COVID-19 pandemic has received a boost, with the National Skills Commissioner Bill passing through Parliament.
12 Jun 2020 - Job opportunities for mechanic and other automotive occupations are driving the nation's recovery from COVID-19, according to figures released by the National Skills Commission.
9 Apr 202- The Australian Government has announced funding of $1.3 billion to support small businesses employing an apprentice or trainee as the COVID-19 continues to threaten the cash flow of small businesses.
16 Mar 2020 - The Federal Government has announced a $17.6 billion economic stimulus package to provide assistance to businesses and households dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.
11 Feb 2020 - Local businesses are invited to exhibit at the Moreton Bay Jobs Fair to be held on Thursday 20 February at the Morayfield Sports and Events Centre.
4 Feb 2020 - Nominations are now open for the 2020 Capricorn Rising Star search for Australia’s most promising automotive apprentice.
6 Jan 2020 - Entries are now open for Queensland's apprentices, trainers, VET students and employers to nominate for the 59th annual Queensland Training Awards.
7 Nov 2019 - With the Australian government announcing a reform into the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector to boost declining apprentice numbers, there has never been a better time for employers to employ and train an apprentice.
11 Oct 2019 - TV host Scott Cam has been selected as an ambassador for the National Careers Institute as part of the federal government's initiative to promote a career in trades.
8 Oct 2019 - CARTER'S Ridge teen Sean Germain is considering a career in the car industry after taking part in a school holiday program run by the Motor Trades Association of Queensland.
10 Sep 2019 - The Queensland Government is offering free apprenticeships to anyone under 21.
28 Aug 2019 - Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has announced a new deal with Supercars that will see the Gold Coast 600 and Townsville 400 events remain for at least the next five years.
6 Aug 2019 - Nominations are open for Ulysses Club's annual "motorcycle Apprentice of the Year" award.
5 Aug 2019 - The Palaszczuk Government is backing small businesses and young job seekers by offering free apprenticeships to anyone under 21.
9 July 2019 - If you are a tradeswoman training, working or running a business in the automotive industry we’d love you to volunteer to be involved with careering events for high school girls during July and August 2019.
3 Jun 2019 - MTA Institute apprentices can now register their interest to compete at the Worldskills Australia, Queensland Regional Competitions.
3 June 2019 - In November 2018, the Federal Government appointed former New Zealand Skills Minister, Steven Joyce, to lead a review of VET. The Joyce Review was released in April 2019 and contained 71 recommendations which form the basis of a six-point plan to transform VET so it can provide students with skills that reflect the needs of employers.