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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 390


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40 A Traineeship involving a total of fifteen 16-18 year olds commenced with the Master Builders Association in Darwin. The traineeship is construction orientated and training will be given in the areas of Concreting, Steelfixing, Scaffolding and Builders Labourers requirements. Other industry areas being developed include, Hospitality (Alice Springs), Retail, Local Government, Automotive, Furniture Removal and Storage, Northern Territory Public Service and the Private Sector Office Clerical Industries. Apprenticeships Apprentice Statistics The annual statistics of apprentices in training at 30 June 1987 compared with the corresponding period in 1986 shows a drop of 2.6%. The major factor causing the reduction is in the Building Trades where there was a reduction of some 9%. This has been caused by a major downturn in the Industry during 1986/87. Another Industry showing a significant drop was the Electrical Trades where there was a downturn of some 5.5%. The Vehicle Industry however, showed a significant increase of 33%. Advisory/Supervisory Activities Due to the growth of apprentice numbers in Regional Centres of the Northern Territory the Division introduced regional representation through Town Councils and the Department of Transport and Works. Local contacts were established for apprentices and employers in: Tennant Creek; Katherine; Jabiru, and Gove/Groote Eylandt Appointment of Regional Supervisors has relieved pressure on the Apprenticeship Offices in Darwin and Alice Springs and has lead to a better service being provided to apprentices and employers generally. Apprentice of the Year Mr MARK HOLT was selected as the Northern Territory Apprentice of the Year for 1986. Mark represented the Territory at the National finals held in November 1986 in Victoria. The South Australian Apprentice was named as the 1986 Australian Apprentice of the Year. Interviews were conducted during May-June 1987 for the 1987 N.T. Apprentice of the Year Award which will be judged in Alice Springs in August. The successful apprentice will represent the Northern Territory at the National Award which is to be held in Darwin in November 1987.