Access to quality higher education is vital for personal development, career opportunities and economic growth in any country. However, students in regional Australia face unique challenges that can impact their high school and post-school studies.
A love of culture, stories and connections has inspired Maria Saunders, who has lived in Coffs Harbour for 18 years and worked in the aged care industry, to start a new business venture called Mmm Aunty’s Coffee.
Although Australia continues to experience low unemployment, youth unemployment remains an issue in many parts of the country. Unemployment amongst young people sits at 7.8% compared to a 3.5% general rate, according to May 2023 ABS data.
The Federal Government’s first full-year Budget, handed down last month, included some fantastic initiatives for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. And while they are all worth exploring, the area I want to really delve into today is the support for Australian Apprenticeships.
Working with an employment services provider like VERTO is about more than finding a job. We can help you not only secure employment, but build the confidence and skills to thrive in many areas of your life.
As a long-term resident of regional NSW, I know that small business is at the beating heart of our communities, from cafes, gyms and florists to tradespeople, accountants and lawyers.