Watching the news may leave you feeling negative about getting a job after school. After all, there’s always stories about closures and lay-offs. But there’s another story – that’s employers crying out for skilled workers able to get the job done!
The government in Canberra has created a list of traditional trades that are experiencing a skills shortage – that means there’s more jobs than people.
This list is called the National Skills Needs List  – and there is extra support for employers to take on trainees in these areas.
What job on this list might interest you?
The trades included on the latest National Skills Needs List (NSNL) are:
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Boat Builder and Repairer
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Carpenter and Joiner
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Electrician (special class)
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
Fitter and Turner
Metal Machinist (First class)
Motor Mechanics (General)
Painting Trades Worker
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Small Engine Mechanic
Vehicle Body Builder
Wall and Floor Tiler
Welder (First class)
Please note that this list is current as at September 2017 and may be subject to change.
Source: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au