The number of new apprentices and trainees has plummeted under the Liberals, according to a national tertiary education report.

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research report showed a 30 per cent decline in apprentice and trainee enrolments.

Ms Graley said that instead of supporting apprentices and trainees the Liberal Government has scrapped a $5500 tool allowance, an accommodation allowance and closed TAFE campuses across Victoria, making training more expensive and inconvenient.

“Our young people are struggling to find work, to gain the skills and knowledge they need to get a start in life, yet instead of offering a helping hand the Liberals have abandoned them,”

“Unlike the Liberals, an Andrews Labor Government will implement a $320 million TAFE Rescue Fund, reintroduce Tech Schools, launch a VET training review, crack down on training rorts and halve the cost of car rego for thousands of apprentice tradies,”

“We will give our young people a fair go and ensure they have the skills to get a job and build a better life.”