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Employers warn $1.5bn apprentice wage boost may not be enough to create new jobs – The Guardian

Scott Morrison unveils a package to support 180,000 apprentices keep their jobs and reconnect 16,000 who have lost theirs

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Employers have welcomed the governments $1.5bn expansion of wage subsidies to arrest the decline in apprenticeships, but have already warned more incentives may be required to encourage school leavers to take up new apprenticeships.
The Western Australian government has also warned the federal jobtrainer package would take crucial local decision-making ability from the state, in the first sign of resistance to the federal governments intervention to overhaul vocational education.
On Thursday S…

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