The apprenticeship system within the Australian construction industry is in a state of crisis, according to a report prepared for the nation’s peak building union.

Written by University of Sydney Department of Political Economy Honorary Senior Research Fellow Phillip Toner for the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), the Weakened foundations: The crisis in apprenticeships and training in the Australian construction industry report  warns that the nation’s building sector faces emerging skills shortages. The…