We all have lamented the fact that a diminishing number of our youth are taking on apprenticeships and traineeships. Making matters worse, a falling number of those actually complete their apprenticeships.

These ought to be very worrying issues for the long term sustainability of the building and construction industry. In recent times, there has been a greater concentration by the Federal and State Governments on policy development and the process for the delivery of training, including what will be delivered, how…