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Making a difference : local learning and employment networks. /

by Victorian Learning and Employment Skills Commission.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Learning and Employment Skills Commission 2003Description: iii, 21 p. : ill.Notes: May 2003 Author: Dr. Deb HullAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enhancing career development : the role of community-based career guidance for disengaged adults /

by Beddie, Francesca | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Lorey, Barb | Pamphilon, Barbara.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The project investigates learning and career development services for adults, particularly those who are in some way disengaged from the labour market or educational systems. The study considers whether a single career development service model could be broadly applied. The study found that many older job seekers or those marginally employed needing career advice were reluctant to seek it, and that such advice was best provided by agencies which are community-based, affordable and impartial.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Life satisfaction of young Australians : relationships between further education, training and employment and general and career satisfaction. /

by Hillman, Kylie | McMillan, Julie.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employers and qualifications : at a glance. /

by Blythe, Anne | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Bowman, Kaye.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr2102h.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:55 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian vocational education and training : research messages 2005 /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Research messages 2005 is a collection of summaries on all research projects published or completed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in 2005. The summaries are clustered under five broad themes used by NCVER to organise all of its VET research and analysis: Industry and employers; Students and individuals; Teaching and learning; VET system; and VET in context. Forty-two pieces of work are included and each summary provides details of how to access the full research report.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The information, advice and guidance needs of older workers /

by Mitton, Lavinia | Hull, Cathy.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Child protection workers' perspectives on the school-to-work transition for young people in care /

by Crawford, Meegan | Tilbury, Clare.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Connecting for careers : the iTrack On-line Youth Mentoring Program. /

by The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian workplace. /

by Australia. Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

Publisher: 08/06/2003 14:26:46http://www.workplace.gov.au/Workplace/WPHome/0,1281,a0%3D0%26a1%3D517%26a2%3D517,00.html 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/06/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Government Workplace Portal provides access to employment services that include volunteer work, career planning, wage management, funding programs, and assistance to people looking for jobs or returning to work. The Portal also provides access to information on employment and workplace relations. It covers find work, finding staff, wages and conditions, labour market opportunities and statistics, employment associations, careers and training, and services for indigenous people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A study of the Geelong Local Learning and Employment Network : [a thesis] submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University. /

by Kamp, Annelies.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 249 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Incresing knowledge : can it improve practice? /

by Conroy, Jill.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Keeping skills during hard times /

by Wren, Toni.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2008 "A Discussion Paper by Toni Wern For Dusseldorp Skills Forum and Job Futures"Summary: Australia needs to adopt clever solutions in dealing with the economic slowdown and adopt alternatives to redundancies to avoid throwing away the considerable investment in skills and training. ; This is the basic premise of the report 'Keeping Skills During Hard Times'. It recommends establishing a Skills Development Fund that would enable employers to retain their employees during the economic slowdown while they undertake training. With an estimated 200,000 Australians likely to lose their jobs over the next two years, the report's author, international labour market analyst, Toni Wren, says it is vital that governments and industry work cooperatively to come up with alternatives to layoffs. This report states that the focus of government policy needs to remain on building skills in the workforce and implementing structures that will cushion the impact of the slowdown on workers, including alternatives to forced redundancies. The Skills Development Fund, jointly financed by government and industry, would be a dedicated resource to help boost skills development in key industries. A part of the Fund would be earmarked to re-skill workers in green collar jobs needed for the transition to a new low-carbon economy. This report notes that there are already possible alternatives to redundancy that should be canvassed including reduced overtime, shorter working hours, job sharing, reduced reliance on casuals, requiring employees to take outstanding annual leave and taking unpaid leave, as well as firms themselves addressing performance issues.Availability: (1)

Long-term impact of youth minimum wages : evidence from two decades of individual longitudinal data /

by Cardoso, Ana Rute | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Discussion paper ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper quantifies the long-run impact of exposure to youth minimum wages and sheds light on its mechanisms. It uses remarkable longitudinal data spanning for twenty years and explores legislative changes that define groups of teenagers exposed for different durations. After controlling for the contemporaneous impact of the minimum wage, its long-run impact translates into: an overall wage premium, consistent with an upgrading in the quality of jobs offered; a flatter tenure-earnings profile, consistent with lower initial investment in firm-specific training. Interestingly, the overall wage premium increases with exposure and the tenure-earnings profile is flatter the longer the exposure.Availability: (1)

Human capital accumulation and labour market equilibrium . /

by Burdett, Ken | Institute for the Study of Labor | Carrillo-Tudela, Carlos | Coles, Melvyn.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: We analyse an equilibrium labour market with on-the-job search and experience effects (where workers learn-by-doing). The analysis yields a standard Mincer wage equation with worker fixed effects and endogenously determined firm fixed effects. It shows that learning-by-doing increases equilibrium wage dispersion consistent with the data. Equilibrium sorting - where over time more experienced workers also tend to find and quit to better paid employment - has a significant impact on wage inequality. As the model yields a cross section distribution of wages paid with the 'right' structure (the density of wages paid is single peaked with a 'fat' Pareto right tail) and yields the 'right' time profile of worker wage outcomes (the initial 10 years of a worker's career are characterised by several job changes and rapid wage growth) it yields a new, coherent statistical structure for future applied work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Estimating the effect of a retraining program on the re-employment rate of displaced workers . /

by Cavaco, Sandra | Institute for the Study of Labor | Foug re, Denis | Pouget, Julien.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In this paper we estimate by matching techniques the effects of a French retraining program on the reemployment rate of displaced workers. This program, called "Conventions de conversion", was intended to improve reemployment prospects of displaced workers by proposing them retraining and job seeking assistance for a period of six months beginning just after the dismissal. Our empirical analysis is based upon non-experimental data collected by the French Ministry of Labour. Matching estimates show that this program succeeded in increasing the employment rate of trainees by approximately 6 points of percentage in the medium-term, namely in the second and third years after the date of entry into the program. This improvement is essentially due to an increase of their reemployment rate in regular jobs, namely jobs under long-term labour contracts.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green-collar jobs in America's cities : building pathways out of poverty and careers in the clean energy economy /

by Apollo Alliance.

Publisher: San Francisco, California Apollo Alliance 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A coalition of non-profit environmental and economic research organizations from across the country today released a first-of-its kind guide to cities and states to enhance one critical component of America?s shared prosperity. The new guide, 'Green-Collar Jobs in America's Cities' was made public at the start of the two-day national Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Pittsburgh. It makes a strong case that pursuing a four-step strategy, essentially a metropolitan green business and jobs development plan - provides a wealth of environmental, economic, and social benefits.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The guide to environmental careers in Australia /

by Ribon-Tobon, Leornardo.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Environmental jobs network 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Guide provides essential assistance to those looking to get into, or to move within, environmental careers in Australia - for students, graduates, current employees and career advisors.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Turning 18 : pathways and plans

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Gee, Nina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Life Chances Study stage 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Life Chances Study has followed some 140 young people from diverse backgrounds since they were infants. In 2008 they turned 18: many finished school, while others were already launched into the world beyond. This Stage 9 report examines their Year 12 completion and their ENTER scores, and also provides important glimpses into the lives of young Australians at a key point of transition, from school to university, TAFE, apprenticeships, work and, for some, unemployment. The report considers some implications for the social inclusion policy agenda.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ensuring that green jobs are quality jobs /

by Foshay, Elena | University of California, Center for Community Innovation CCI) | Licko, Deric | Mileva, Ana | Mukhopadhyay, Josh.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA University of California, Center for Community Innovation (CCI) 2009Description: PDF.Notes: April 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The green economy is an exciting, emerging phenomenon that has captured the attention of community organizations and political leaders in the United States. Advocates bring a message of hope that as we develop solutions for climate change and other environmental problems, millions of new jobs will be created. The assumption is that these jobs will pay living wages and provide good benefits, and, if made accessible to the poor and to those with barriers to employment, can provide a way for people to rise out of poverty.Availability: No items available

The place of VET in the tertiary sector /

by Beddie, Francesca | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Summary: The utilitarian spirit of Australian education has meant that since the nineteenth century the notion of tertiary education has embraced all post-school learning, delivered in sandstone universities or working men’s institutes or on the job. ; This is not the definition the peak bodies TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and Universities Australia (UA) proposed in late April. They see: ; ‘Tertiary’ education qualifications as those at diploma level and above, including where these qualifications may embed pathways from the qualification level below. ; This paper argues that all vocational qualifications should be included in the definition of tertiary education. ; The paper was delivered as a keynote address on 24th March 2010 at the VISTA annual conference: VET - The Invisible Sector.Availability: No items available

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