Improving access to traineeships for (long term unemployed and) disadvantaged young people: an issues paper circulated by Youth Affairs Council of Victoria. /Publication details: n.p. n.p. (assistance from the Brotherhood of St Laurence) 1987 Description: 24pSubject(s): Unemployed Training Of | Youth Training Of | Occupational Training | Australia Traineeship Scheme | Youth Affairs Council Of Victoria | TrainingOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
Prepared by working party including Ian Brain, Judie Kay and Lindsey Nelson (BSL). December 1987
Australia is currently restructuring its economy and it is a painful process, particularly for more vulnerable sections of the community. Changing labour market trends, introduction of new technology, social changes resulting in changes in labour market participation by some groups, (women, youth, older age groups), and economic recession have meant that over the last decade there has been a massive increase in the overall numbers of unemployed in our society. From 1970 to 1983 the increase was 800% (SSR, Discussion Paper No. 20 Occupation: Unemployed. Trends in Unemployment in Australia 1970 to 1986). Concurrent with these high rates of unemployment there is the anomalous situation of a skill-short economy; the people who are unemployed do not have the skills to fill the current job vacancies. There is a skill mismatch.