Scott Cam has volunteered to forgo his remaining salary as National Careers Ambassador because the coronavirus has drastically curtailed the role.
Cam was due to travel Australia to promote apprenticeship opportunities to schools and TAFEs, but travel has been restricted.
“The spread of COVID-19 has changed the way Australians work, train and study. The nature of the role of National Careers Ambassador has also changed, with face-to-face events being cancelled,” Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash said.
“Mr Cam will continue to work with the Australian government and the National Careers Institute to amplify online training opportunities and engage with Australians through digital mediums.
“As his role has fundamentally changed, Mr Cam has also volunteered to forgo his remaining salary payments over the coming months.”
Cam recently indicated he had already received about $150,000 of the $350,000 total.