2015 media releases

  1. Confidence and certainty for students to access training in 2016

    4 November 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    Minister for Skills John Barilaro today announced fees for government subsidised vocational education and training will be fixed for 2016 for the majority of qualifications.

  2. Unlock your future in a trade today

    2 November 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    NSW school leavers will be able to test run a vocational career by taking advantage of free pre-traineeship and pre-apprenticeship courses, Minister for Skills John Barilaro announced today.

  3. Jobs bonanza for regional NSW

    29 October 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro welcomed new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming regional employment in NSW has grown by over 50,000 jobs in the past year.

  4. More training choices for apprentices and trainees

    28 October 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    The NSW Government is investing up to $100 million to increase training options for employers, which will support over 47,000 training places for apprentices and trainees.

  5. NSW Department of Industry launches new Corporate Plan

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    The NSW Department of Industry today announced the launch of its Corporate Plan 2015 ‐ 2019. The plan is driven by five strategic priorities that set out the department’s direction and focus for the next four years.

  6. Accelerator showcase for NSW startup scene

    22 October 2015
    Anthony Roberts MP and Victor Dominello MP
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    Ten NSW startup companies will pitch to an exclusive audience of NSW Government leaders and corporate decision makers tonight at Accelerator, a showcase event at the NSW Parliament to launch the inaugural StartupWeek Sydney (23-30 October).

  7. Regional NSW leads national job growth

    8 October 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    The latest national job growth figures reveals an additional 30,000 jobs were created in regional NSW in the last year, Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro announced today.

  8. NSW showcases its defence industry

    6 October 2015
    Anthony Roberts MP
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    The NSW Government is doing all it can to promote the State’s naval and defence industry to the world as local companies vie for billions of dollars’ worth of major Navy projects, Minister for Industry, Anthony Roberts announced today.

  9. Fine Food Expo produces culinary skills

    22 September 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    The State’s best regional food producers, apprentice chefs and hospitality students have gathered at Sydney Olympic Park to display their culinary skills to thousands of national and international food industry experts at Fine Food Australia.

  10. A pathway to reskill for the jobs of the future

    16 September 2015
    John Barilaro MP
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    Changes to vocational education and training will provide more access to subsidised training for students who have existing qualifications, Minister for Skills John Barilaro announced today.