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Welcome to the latest issue of the FutureNow eNews - Your Workforce, Your Future.

Inside this issue:
Industry News Training News

New Jackman-Furness Foundation Launched to Support WA's Performing Arts Talent

Hugh Jackman jetted in to Perth recently to launch his new training fund for WA performing artists at WAAPA - the institution he credits for launching his own acting career. Read more.

FutureNow Attends Connections Youth Expo, Kwinana

FutureNow Hospitality Ambassador Program Coordinator Tracey Farrow, and Creative Industries Project Manager Jo Pickup recently attended the Connections Youth Expo in Kwinana to connect with job seekers and high school students looking to enter the fields of the creative and leisure industries. Read more

Proposed Traineeship for Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation - Have Your Say!

FutureNow is currently undertaking stakeholder consultation for a proposal to have the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation established as a traineeship in WA. Read more.

ApprentiCentre Apprenticeship and Traineeship Campaign

The ApprentiCentre have developed a series of new landing pages and video testimonials to provide information to prospective employers who may be looking at taking on a trainee or apprentice. Read more.

New TAC Website

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) has a new website which will contain all the latest news and events, as well as up-to-date content for Registered Training Organisations, Accredited Course owners and other TAC stakeholders. Read more.

Australian Youth Mentoring Conference 

Hear and speak to leading Australian and International youth mentoring professionals at the Australian Youth Mentoring Conference to be held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle from 30 June - 1 July. Read more.

More Streamlined Visas for Australian Education Sector

Streamlined visa processing arrangements will be extended to students enrolled in advanced diploma level courses at low immigration risk providers, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison and Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne has announced. Read more.

New Industry Skills Fund in Federal Budget 2014

The Government will provide $476.0 million over four years to establish the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) from 1 January 2015 to support the training needs of small to medium enterprises which cannot be readily met by the national training system. Read more.

Tertiary Deregulation Part of Federal Budget 2014

As part of the 2014 Federal Budget, deregulation of higher education will take place from 1 January 2016. For tertiary higher education deregulation, universities, TAFEs and private colleges will be free to set higher education student course fees. Read more.

Changes to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship students will be impacted by the 2014 Budget which will axe Tools for Your Trade payments totalling $5,000 for apprentices as they complete each stage of their course, instead introducing student loans for apprentices. Read more.

WA Museum Recognises Industry Supporters

Supporters and friends of the WA Museum gathered amongst Dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period on Tuesday 3 June to celebrate the Museum's most significant benefactors and industry partnerships of the past 12 months. Read more.

Careers, Education and Employment Expo

FutureNow was an exhibitor at the recent Careers, Education and Employment Expo held at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. Read more

Ambassador Chefs Recognised at HGT Youth Skills Showcase

FutureNow's Hospitality Ambassador Program was proud to support the 16th annual HGT Youth Skills Showcase which was held on the 25th May at the Hyatt Regency Perth. Read more.

VET in Schools Conference: More Valuable PD for Teachers

On Friday 30 May FutureNow Creative Industries Project Manager presented at the second annual VET in schools conference hosted by private training provider RTO for Schools. Read more.

Training Providers Forum 2014

FutureNow was an exhibitor at the recently held Training Providers Forum - a Forum attended by around 600 delegates, 36 exhibitors and with 27 concurrent workshop sessions held over two days. Read more.
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