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A toolkit for employers : connect youth and business : version 1.0 /

by Fettin, Chris.

Publisher: [s.l.] Gap Inc. 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendicies : p. 69-104 This toolkit was created by Gap Inc., a company with a long-standing commitment to developing youth and preparing them for the world of work, in partnership with McKinsey & Company, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and the Taproot Foundation.Summary: This toolkit provides step-by-step instructions designed to guide companies on options for supporting, training, and employing disconnected youth. It was created for companies with some experience in nonprofit engagement or community involvement. We had medium to large companies in mind when we created the toolkit, though we believe aspects of this toolkit can be leveraged by a company of any size. We also believe that this toolkit has elements that can be leveraged to support all young people, not just disconnected youth. While developed with them in mind, we believe that the basic tenets of this toolkit would bring value to all youth. ; This is Version 1.0 of this toolkit, and it reflects the input of 30 reviewers who have expertise in this arena or are potential users. We will gather additional feedback and issue Version 1.1 in Spring 2012.Availability: (1)

Approaches to supporting young people not in education, employment or training : a review /

by Nelson, Julie | National Foundation for Educational Research | O'Donnell, Lisa.

Publisher: Slough, Berkshire U.K. National Foundation for Educational Research 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This review forms one of a suite of four literature reviews that have been completed under the From Education to Employment theme. These reviews collectively identify strategies for assisting young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) to make effective transitions into learning or employment post 16. In 2011 one in five (22.3 per cent) young people aged 16-24 were unemployed (a total of 1.04 million). A slightly lower, but still large, proportion (19.2 per cent) of young people aged 16-24 were NEET. All four reviews build upon a large body of research on the reasons why young people are NEET, and on recent NFER research, which presented a 'segmentation' analysis identifying three discrete sub-categories of NEET young people aged 16-17Availability: (1)

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.Summary: ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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 guidance and public policy : bridging the gap. /

by Sweet, Richard | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 177 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Career guidance for adults in England : a joint policy position paper /

by National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.

Publisher: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education 2011Description: p. 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper aims to inform debate about the future of adult career guidance in England. At this time of significant economic uncertainty and government reform, NIACE and NAEGA believe that it is appropriate to both re-evaluate and reaffirm the role and potential of adult career guidance for individuals, communities and society. The development now underway of the new national careers service provides a further imperative for critical reflection on the shape and function of adult career guidance as a whole.Availability: (1)

Lost talent? : the occupational ambitions and attainments of young Australians /

by Sikora, Joanna | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Saha, Lawrence J.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 46-47 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study, which defines the lowering of educational or occupational ambitions by high school students as 'lost talent', looks at the extent to which talent loss occurs among high achieving students and the consequences of this on later occupational attainments. The results indicate that there is a moderate, although not negligible, rate of talent loss. The report also highlights the importance of young people, particularly young women, having occupational plans.Availability: (1)

National Training Information Service. /

by Australian National Training Authority.

Publisher: 06/02/2003 22:19:41 09/03/2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 09/03/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The National Training Information Service (NTIS) has been developed by ANTA (Australian National Training Authority) to provide access to current and emerging training market information and products in vocational education and training. > The NTIS comprises a database of VET accredited courses, competency standards, training packages and training providers and text information on a range of complimentary issues. > Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pathways that work : lessons from the Youth Employment Project in Caroline Springs

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: x, 25 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: Bibliography : p. 25Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence's Youth Employment Project (YEP) is a place-based partnership project between industry, local government and community in Caroline Springs. The evaluation of this initiative in an outer Melbourne suburb has found that an integrated approach, incorporating individual support, hands-on training and tailored work opportunities, helps to achieve positive pathways for disengaged young people. Seventy per cent of the 84 participants achieved a pathway into paid work, further study or return to school.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Professional excellence for secretaries. /

by Barnes, Carolyn | Manning, Marilyn.

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA Crisp Publications 1988Description: iii, 71 p.Notes: missingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reskilling for encore careers for (what were once) retirement years /

by Figgis, Jane | AAAJ Consulting Group.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: National Vocational Education and Training Research and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography pp. 39-41Summary: Encouraging older workers to stay in the workforce has become a policy priority. At the same time, the life expectancy of Australians has increased dramatically over the past several decades, effectively inserting a new stage in the life course, often called the 'third age'. This report explores the possibility of using that third age to embark on an encore career, a concept originating in the United States. The author then focuses on the role the VET sector might play in developing encore careers in Australia.Availability: (1)

The attitudes of people with a disability to undertaking VET training /

by Nechvoglod, Lisa | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Griffin, Tabatha.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Other title: National Centre for Vocational Education Research occasional.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Bibliography p. 16Summary: This research used a survey to investigate the attitudes of people with a disability towards undertaking training. The findings show very positive attitudes towards training by participants and, although the ability to generalise to the wider population is limited, one thing is clear: generally, people with a disability are willing to undertake VET and consider it a good option in helping them find employment. Some factors affected attitudes more than others, including level of school-based education; highest qualification level completed; whether people had single or multiple disabilities; and, to some extent, gender.Availability: (1)

The information, advice and guidance needs of older workers /

by Mitton, Lavinia | Hull, Cathy.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

The young person's handbook : learning, work and financial support for 14-19 year olds /

by Bateman, Neil | Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion.

Edition: 4th ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion 2009Description: 421 p. : ill.Notes: Includes index. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Young Person's Handbook is an invaluable UK reference guide for anyone involved in working with and advising young people on the benefits and financial support available to them. Its wide ranging coverage includes entitlements, financial support in and out of work, and learning and training provisions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Young people not in education, employment or training : eighth report of session 2009-10 /

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Children, chools and Families Committee.

Edition: volume 1Publisher: London, U.K. Stationery Office 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 8 April 2010Summary: Young people make progress at different rates. Policies and funding mechanisms should not disadvantage those who work at a different pace from the majority of their peers. There should be flexibility in its Strategy for young people; the British Government recommends that greater stress should be placed on the creation of an over-arching and seamless strategy for 16-24 year olds.Availability: (1)

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