AMAATS News & Events

Tradies income better than University Graduates?

According to an article in The West Australian today Trade apprentices can look forward to the good life in their first year after training, with new research showing they face better immediate outcomes than university graduates. While four in five parents push their children into going to university, the research shows vocational education and training graduates earn more in their first year, with a $56,000 median full-time income compared to $54,000 for bachelor degree graduates. The research from Skilling Australia Foundation and McCrindle Research also destroys the myth that VET graduates struggle to find work, with 78 per cent of them employed soon after training, compared to 68 per cent of bachelor degree graduates. For the full article please see the attached link.... [read more...]

Nathan Lyon appointed Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador

Exciting News… affectionately known as Gary, the record breaking Australian bowler Nathan Lyon has been appointed as an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador. Joining fellow sporting greats in the Ambassador program, Kevin Sheedy and Alan Tongue. Nathan hopes to share his story to show the diversity of opportunities available through a VET qualification. Read the full story at:... [read more...]

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