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All things being equal? Equality and diversity in careers education, information, advice and guidance /

by Hutchinson, Jo | University of Derby | Rolfe, Heather | Moore, Nicki.

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report ; no. 71.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 119-130 Appendices pp. 131-151 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In its education chapter, the Commission's first Triennial Review of evidence on inequality, How Fair is Britain's Equality, Human Rights and Good Relations in 2010, found that educational attainment has been transformed in recent years. Around half of young people are now getting good qualifications at 16 (5+ A-C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths) and, in 2008/09, 2.4 million students enrolled in higher education in the UK - a considerable change from a time when educational opportunities were only available to a minority of young people. However, the evidence shows that educational attainment continues to be strongly associated with socio-economic background. Stereotypical information and guidance can limit young people's options and aspirations at an early age. Careers advice often reinforces traditional choices and young people have limited information on the pay advantages of nontraditional routes. Nearly one in four young people say that they have not had enough information to make choices for their future. This rises to just under a quarter of disabled young people.Availability: (1)

Australian workplace. /

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

Publisher: 08/06/2003 14:26:46,1281,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).

Career advice in Australian secondary schools : use and usefulness /

by Rothman, Sheldon | Australian Council for Educational Research | Hillman, Kylie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2008Description: p. 51.Other title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Research Report ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2008 This report forms part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth analytical program conducted by ACER under contract to the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). Bibliography : p. 29-30 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report examines young people's participation in career advice activities while at school and their perceptions of the usefulness of the advice they receive. The data are from the 2003 15 year old cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). Most members of this LSAY Y03 cohort were in Year 10 in 2003. The present report examines how much career advice students accessed in Years 10, 11 and 12 across three years of data collection (2003-2005). A smaller group of the cohort is followed each year; this group was in Year 10 in 2003, Year 11 in 2004, and Year 12 in 2005. For this group of more than 5000 young people, analyses were conducted to determine what influences their perceptions of the usefulness of career advice while at school.Availability: (1)

Career ready : skills and training for a career : discussion paper /

by Generationone.

Publisher: Redfern, N.S.W. Generationone 2011Description: 44 p. : ill.Other title: Skills and training for a career : a Generationone policy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Many employers want to expand their Indigenous workforce and many Indigenous people want to work. However, employers are having difficulty connecting with Indigenous jobseekers who are work and job ready, while some Indigenous jobseekers lack the basic skills and relevant training to apply for and participate in real work. Training is not aligned to the needs of the employment market, and despite large amounts of government expenditure, is failing to ensure Indigenous people are gaining work upon completion. This has to change. Communities and employers have advocated for changes to training and work preparation systems. The GenerationOne Skills and Training for a Career draft policy is about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become work and job ready, in line with the needs of employers. It is also about preparing workplaces for Indigenous involvement so that diversity is valued and seen as a strength. Under this framework, local industries and employers will work in partnership with Indigenous people and their communities, and governments, service providers, and education and training providers will support and enable that partnership to operate effectively.Availability: (1)

Careers and aspirations : young Torres Strait Islanders, 1999-2003. /

by Arthur, W.S | Hughes, J.P | McGrath, V | Wasaga, E.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:56 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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).

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).

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).

Informing choice in post 16 education and learning /

by Crowther, Kathryn | Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 URN 11/1364 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Report of a study commissioned by BIS to determine the type of information that would most effectively support learners, employers and advice and guidance intermediaries in making choices about post-16 provision. This included all government funded post-16 education and training, but not higher education provision. Underlying parent and learner survey data for this publication is also available in a machine processable format on the Transparency/Report Data webpage.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)

Pathways and barriers : Indigenous schooling and vocational education and training participation in the Goulburn Valley region. /

by Alford, Katrina | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | James, Richard.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:02 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pipe dreams or possibilities: report on work opportunities, educational and retraining needs of women in the Shire of Cobram, Victoria. /

by Brown, Barbara A.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Micro-Energy 1987Description: 36p.Notes: Includes a separate booklet entitled "Summary and recommendationsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Returns to ambition : the role of early career plans in the transition from education to work /

by Sikora, Joanna | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Although the literature on educational plans and attainments of youth is comprehensive, less is known about the role which specific career choices, formed early in high school, may play in attaining high status professional occupations. This is mostly due to lack of longitudinal data, as rarely do high school students get asked about their plans and then, years later, about their actual jobs. However, the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth of students who were in Year 9 in 1998 do have the information on career plans of students and their later occupational attainment. Thus it is possible to compare early choices and the actual jobs held by LSAY respondents who were surveyed every year until 2008. This analysis focuses on the relative importance of individual plans versus family background and academic achievement in enabling Generation Y, as this cohort is known, to realise their early ambitions. I find that adolescent career plans are consequential even after plans to attend university and the actual university completion have been taken into account. This is important as clearly stopping at planning to go to university is not enough. Returns to early vocational ambitions are more evident for employment defined by respondents as 'career related'.Availability: (1)

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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