Prime Minister visits the Hunter Training Organisation

Categories: In the CommunityPublished On: February 10th, 20211.5 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited HVTC’s Skills Centre in Rutherford yesterday.

HVTC CEO Sharon Smith said it was a great opportunity for the PM to meet some of this year’s cohort who commenced apprenticeships with the help of the Government’s Boosting

Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Wage Subsidy.

“The subsidy was established to support employers to take on a new apprentice or trainee with the goal of creating 100,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships,” Smith said.
“More than 75,000 new jobs have been created through the Program. Today the PM got to see firsthand the positive impact the program has had for some of our new starters and their employers.
“Vocational education and training will play a key role in preparing Australians with the skills they need for the jobs of the future.”

More information can be found in the attached media release.


Crystal Jolly – 1st year electrical apprentice employed by HVTC and hosted to EnerMech
Justin Curley – 3rd year electrical apprentice employed by HVTC and hosted to Origin Energy – Eraring