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Government unveils $1 billion JobTrainer plan to skill post-coronavirus Australia in high-demand areas – SBS News

The government is also adding $1.5 billion to its wage subsidy scheme for apprentices and trainees that was announced as part of its first tranche of coronavirus economic support.



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Nearly 350,000 young Australians who face entering the workforce in a recession will be able to learn new skills for free or nearly free if states sign up to a new billion-dollar training deal.
The federal government is unveiling a new skills package on Thursday for school leavers and people looking for work to take up courses in areas like healthcare, transport, manufacturing and retail.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is backing the plan with $500 million in commonwealth money, to be matched b…

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