Options Paper: Incentivising Tradeswork and Shiftwork Post COVID-19
Tradespersons, STEM professionals and hospitality workers are in greatest demand according to businesses. These skills shortages have been longstanding and heavily rely on apprenticeships and vocational training. Despite the demand, apprenticeship commencements are at their lowest levels since the mid 1990’s.
This report examines the experience of this segment of the workforce during COVID-19 and outlines a policy agenda that will provide support for these professions so that they remain an attractive career in future.