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Creating jobs, skilling Territorians: jillaroos drive growth in pastoral apprenticeships



Creating jobs, skilling Territorians: jillaroos drive growth in pastoral apprenticeships


Uibo, Selena Jane

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Australian Labor Party


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Primary industry; Women; Vocational education and training

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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The Skilling Territorians initiative is one example, as is the NT Farmers Workforce Planning Coordinator role funded by the Government. Such investments in the sector are an investment in the Territorys future. Quotes Attributable to Member for Katherine, Sandra Nelson. As a regional town Katherines economy relies heavily on the primary industries sector to provide jobs for locals, and this impressive increase in women taking up primary industry apprenticeships shows there is confidence in the sector and the future it can provide. The Skilling Territorians initiative is great news for the Katherine region as our primary industry businesses cannot grow without a skilled workforce. Quotes attributable to CDU Pro Vice Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training, Christine Robertson We are very proud to see our female apprenticeship and traineeship numbers in primary industries dramatically increase in the last year. These exceptional women, as with all of our apprentices and trainees, will go on to be great assets to our local and national industries. Top 5 industries for female apprentices/trainees in-training in the Northern Territory* 1. Community Services, Health and Education 2. Sales and Personal Service 3. Business and Clerical 4. Primary Industry 5. Tourism and Hospitality Top 5 industries for male apprentices/trainees in-training in the Northern Territory* 1. Utilities ( Electrical/Gas/Power & Water) 2. Building and Construction 3. Automotive 4. Engineering and Mining 5. Primary Industry * Annual figures to 30 September, 2018. Media contact: Kim Stephens 0417 683 144

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