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'No snakes, but no ladders' : Young people, employment, and the low skills trap at the bottom of the contemporary service economy /

by Roberts, Steven.

Publisher: London, U.K. Research Foundation 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This paper is concerned with the implications of structural changes in the economy on the skills development of people on low to middle incomes, particularly moderately qualified, apparently ordinary and unproblematic young people. Many young people with level two and level three qualifications directly enter the labour market. This sizeable group remains overlooked by policymakers as well as researchers. These young people undertake new forms of employment in an increasingly polarized job market, rely on on-the-job training rather than higher education to enhance their human capital and compete more and more with graduates who cannot find jobs to match their own newly acquired high skill levels. The net result is that this middling group ends up becoming trapped, with limited chances of progression, for example in the retail sector where 31 per cent of employees are aged 16 to 24. The paper re-asserts arguments made by those who have analysed the polarised nature of the UK economy, but moves beyond these issues to consider the potential challenges that UK skills policy needs to overcome.Availability: (1)

A qualitative study of apprenticeship pay: an ippr report to the Low Pay Commission /

by Lawton, Kayte | Institute for Public Policy Research | Norris, Emma.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography : p. 61 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Although most apprentices are employed, the majority are exempt from UK National Minimum Wage legislation, and pay rates for apprentices vary significantly across different industries and by gender and age. The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has been asked by Government to consider how apprentice pay could be brought under the National Minimum Wage framework. This report, commissioned by the Low Pay Commission, examines variations in apprentice pay across the UK and the role of apprentice pay in young people?s decisions to start and complete an apprenticeship. The report also considers the potential responses of employers to the introduction of a national minimum wage for apprentices.Availability: (1)

A survey of community attitudes to Commonwealth employment, education and training policies and programs. /

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1988Description: 99 p.Notes: Study undertaken by ANOP Research Services for Dept. of Employment, Education and Training Cat. no. 8818334Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An investigation of TAFE efficiency /

by Fieger, Peter | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Karmel, Tom | Stanwick, John.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21Summary: Governments are interested in the relative efficiency of institutions, and in addition, information on efficiency can be used by individual institutions to benchmark themselves against their peers. The main factor that was found to affect efficiency, as defined in this paper, was degree of remoteness. Further, institute size is an important factor, with smaller institutes tending to be less efficient. This paper employs a mathematical technique known as Data Envelopment Analysis to examine the efficiency of TAFE institutes.Availability: (1)

Annual transitions between labour market states for young Australians /

by Buddelmeyer, Hielke | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Marks, Gary.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 35 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Having a choice of transition pathways from school to work, further education or training gives young people the best chance of success. Using the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, this study looks at the role post-school qualifications play in the year-by-year movement between labour market states by young people. Higher post-school qualifications are found to increase the chances of being permanently employed and provide protection against being persistently unemployed or out of the labour force.Availability: (1)

Apprenticeship : which way forward? /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1994Description: 157 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are education and on-the-job training complementary or substitute activities? Evidence from Australia, Great Britain and the United States. /

by Daly, Anne | Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy esearch.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, A.N.U. 1991Description: 16 p.Notes: missing 1994 & 1996, 1997 stocktakeAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's approach to lifelong learning /

by Karmel, Tom | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A.UNESCO International Expert Meeting on TVET (Learning for Work Citizenship and Sustainability). Conference proceedings. (25-28 October 2004 : Bonn, Germany) 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to UNESCO International Expert Meeting on TVET (Learning for Work Citizenship and Sustainability) 25–28th October 2004 at Hotel Bristol, BonnSummary: Lifelong learning means different things to different people. This paper takes a pragmatic approach and examines adult engagement with various aspects of Australia's education and training system and the policy framework that underpins the system. It is argued that Australia's policy framework for lifelong learning is relatively weak because the educational framework is very open and does not discriminate on the basis of age. In a sense, Australia does not have a policy because it does not need one: its whole approach has encouraged lifelong learning.Availability: (1)

Australian vocational education and training statistics : young people in education and training /

by National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: HTML.Other title: Young people in education and training.Notes: Series includes: 2009 issue SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This publication provides summary statistics on the participation of 15 to 19 year olds in education and training.Availability: No items available

Barriers to hiring disadvantaged or vulnerable entry-level job seekers : Victorian employers' attitude survey

by Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: 52 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 Summary: This collaborative study explored recruitment and retention of low-skilled workers. It followed up some issues identified in the Victorian 2006 Skills Survey undertaken by the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI). The 2008 Skills Survey explored the extent to which recruitment of low-skilled workers was a problem for employers, as well as employee work readiness, foundational skills and vocational training, and the support mechanisms to increase worker retention.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Barriers to training for older workers and possible policy solutions. /

by Wooden, Mark | Curtain, Richard.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs 2001Description: x, 303 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 289-304Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Benefits to business through school-industry partnerships. /

by Figgis, Jane.

Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.] Dusseldorp Skills Forum and Australian Student Traineeship Foundation 1998Description: 36 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/42.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:14 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report outlines a study which looked at the outcomes of structured work placements for senior secondary students in companies providing training in industry-standard competencies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Better skills, better jobs, better lives : a strategic approach to skills policies /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 58-62Summary: Skills transform lives and drive economies. Without adequate investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. People with poor skills face a much greater risk of experiencing economic disadvantage, and a higher likelihood of unemployment and dependency on social benefits. ; The OECD Skills Strategy provides a strategic framework to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in a way that will transform lives and drive economies. It will help countries to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their existing national skills pool and skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies for improvement. In particular, the strategy provides the foundations upon which governments can work effectively with all interested parties - national, local and regional government, employers, employees, and learners.Availability: (1)

Beyond the wage-earner model. /

by Buchanan, John | Watson, Ian.

Description: p. 19-32.Notes: Indexed chapter Source: Reshaping Australian social policy: changes in work, welfare and families / Hancock, Linda (ed.); Howe, Brian (ed.); O'Donnell, Anthony (ed.). Growth / Committee for Economic Development of Australia ISSN: 0085-1280 : Issue 48 (Nov 2000) Call no.: 361.61 RES Barcode: 22510302Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridging the gap : assisting early school leavers to make the transition to work

by MacDonald, Helen | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1999Description: xiv, 70 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: June 1999 Bibliographical references: p. 55-57. Appendices: p. 59-69Availability: Items available for reference: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

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)

Casualisation and outsourcing : trends and implications for work-related training. /

by Vandenheuval, Adriana | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Leabrook, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 1999Description: 49 p.Notes: June 1999 Includes bibliographical references (p. 46-48)Availability: No items available

Community contact service yearbook 2006-07. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 24 p. : ill. (some col.), ports + 1 DVD.Notes: Also available on CD Rom CD Shelved at COMPUTER DESKSummary: ATHERTON GARDENS ; SCHEME FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATING PEOPLE (STEP) ; VICTORIA. Department of Human ServicesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community learning, the outcomes report: a research report prepared for the Victorian Technical and Further Education Board. /

by Kimberley, Helen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian TAFE Board 1986Description: 107p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community services as an industry?: some training dilemmas. /

by Carter, Jan.

Publisher: 1986Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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