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Plummeting apprenticeship numbers threatens severe skills shortage

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Queensland is facing a skills shortage with apprenticeships on the decline.

In just eight years, the number of trainee butchers in the state has fallen by 65 per cent.

Labor says a $3 billion cut to TAFE sector is to blame.

“We’re just not putting the same amount of money into training today that we did eight years ago,” Deputy Leader of the Opposition Richard Marles told Neil Breen.

“State government need a partner – they need a partner in the federal government and right now, they haven’t got one.”

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