Australian PM announces program of trade cadet

10:54, July 20, 2010      

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A re-elected Labor government will introduce a new national trade cadet-ships program, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced on Tuesday.

The three million dollars (2.6 million U.S. dollars) program would enable vocational education and training to be recognized at school and count towards future qualifications.

Gillard said the program would start in 2012 and would be comprised of two streams, and government experts would work with industry to develop the program and help recognize "vocational education and training".

Gillard told Sydney Morning Herald that any qualifications achieved during the cadet program would help young workers on their way to apprenticeships.

Gillard on Saturday announced general election date on August 21. The Australian federal election campaign began on Sunday.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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