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1 May 2020
Apprentices and trainees are amongst those in the building and construction industry who will receive aid from the Western Australian government as Premier Mark McGowan announces a new $24.5 million support package.
The package aims to help the industry to preserve its workforce throughout the coronavirus crisis.
The premier announced $10 million will spent on immediate one-off payments of $2,000 to employers of standing apprentices and trainees presently receiving construction training grant fund payments.
A further $9.5 million will be invested into a new grant scheme to help employers keep apprentices, with the payments to vary from $250 per month to $500 per month per apprentice.
Premier McGowan said the new support package will guarantee “jobs are maintained and our construction workforce is ready to assist with post-COVID-19 recovery”.