"It is very important that they find an employer to take them on as soon as possible and resume the vital workplace component of their apprenticeship.
"Ai Group encourages our members and other companies to consider taking a displaced apprentice on if they have capacity. Our own group training company will be looking for opportunities to assist.
"We know reduced apprenticeships today will mean skill shortages tomorrow. That will only slow the rebound after the drought and post fire recovery," Mr Goodsell said.
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