Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills? The Economic and Labour Relations Review

ABSTRACT Increasing awareness of the productive potential of soft skills has sparked a discussion of their systematic and purposeful development. However, education systems pay only limited attention to this topic in most countries and remain focused on the development of hard skills. Is this approach rational or inadequate? This article provides new evidence on different … [Read More] Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills? The Economic and Labour Relations Review

Long-Term Outcomes from Australian Vocational Education – Melbourne Institute Working Paper

ABSTRACT This study uses longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to study the long-run effects of completing vocational education and training (VET) on a set of labour market outcomes (employment, wages, earnings, hours and occupational status). It uses two novel approaches. First, it uses fixed effects regression methods to estimate effects from … [Read More] Long-Term Outcomes from Australian Vocational Education – Melbourne Institute Working Paper

Rethinking motivational challenges amongst young adults on the margin – Journal of Youth Studies

ABSTRACT This article is concerned with how motivation to take an education can be stimulated in young adults who are on the margins of the labour market and educational system. It is widely accepted that young adults in such a position have motivational problems regarding education because of negative schooling experiences, interrupted education, absenteeism, etc. … [Read More] Rethinking motivational challenges amongst young adults on the margin – Journal of Youth Studies

Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

Australia should follow up on the reform of its vocational education system by improving quality control in the VET sector and step up career guidance for young people to boost young people’s job prospects and reduce the share of under-30-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), according to an OECD report. Investing … [Read More] Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

Focus on Millennials – VocEd Plus

Extract from an article published on VocEd website Introduction Millennials, also known as Generation Y (Gen Y), are the cohort generally thought to have been born between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s. This Focus on topic considers international research on recent graduate outcomes of millennials and how prepared they are for the world of … [Read More] Focus on Millennials – VocEd Plus

Teenagers with low reading levels don’t find it any harder to get work – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Cain Polidano and Chris Ryan Teenagers with low reading levels, who went on to further education, don’t find it any harder to get a job at the age of 25, research shows. At age 25, young Australians whose reading proficiency at age 15 was ranked low in the international literacy and numeracy … [Read More] Teenagers with low reading levels don’t find it any harder to get work – The Conversation

What Happens to Students with Low Reading Proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia – Melbourne Institute

ABSTRACT While is it widely accepted that adults with poor reading skills have inferior labour market outcomes, little is known about whether low reading proficiency in school is a precursor to inferior labour market outcomes in adulthood. We fill this gap in the literature using education and labour market information to age 25 years for participants in … [Read More] What Happens to Students with Low Reading Proficiency at 15? Evidence from Australia – Melbourne Institute

Poverty in Australia 2016 – ACOSS & SPRC

Extract from ACOSS Media release:  Child poverty on the rise: 730,000 children in poverty The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) today released a new report showing that 731,300 children or 17.4% of all children in Australia are living in poverty, an increase of 2 percentage points over the past 10 years (from 2004-2014). The … [Read More] Poverty in Australia 2016 – ACOSS & SPRC

Transition systems and non-standard employment in early career: comparing Japan and Switzerland – Journal of Education and Work

ABSTRACT Even though Japan and Switzerland are characterised by comparatively low youth unemployment rates, non-standard forms of employment are on the rise, posing a risk to the stable integration of young labour market entrants. Drawing on the French approach of societal analysis, this paper investigates how country-specific school-to-work transition systems stratify the risk of non-standard … [Read More] Transition systems and non-standard employment in early career: comparing Japan and Switzerland – Journal of Education and Work

Shedding light: private ‘for profit’ training providers and young early school leavers – NCVER

DESCRIPTION This research aims to shed light on the role of private providers in delivering training to a particular cohort of learners, young people who have left school early. The authors surveyed 130 private ‘for profit’ registered training organisations (RTOs) to find out their perspectives on teaching and learning practices, engaging with early school leavers, … [Read More] Shedding light: private ‘for profit’ training providers and young early school leavers – NCVER

More at-risk young people are turning to private VET providers – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Kira Clarke and Kitty Te Riele New research shows that the most at-risk young people – including those who are homeless and have mental health issues – are increasingly being enrolled by private Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers to undertake their training. The report, released by the National Centre for Vocational … [Read More] More at-risk young people are turning to private VET providers – The Conversation

Release of the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) – Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training has released an interactive online Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) to identify and measure an individual’s foundation skill levels (English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills). Release of enhanced functionality tool to measure an individual’s foundation skill levels The 2016 Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) is now … [Read More] Release of the Foundation Skills Assessment Tool (FSAT) – Department of Education and Training

The truth behind Australia’s ‘dole bludger NEETs’ – The New Daily

Extract from an article by Jackson Stiles This week’s “dole bludger” exposé is a “completely irresponsible” portrayal of Australia’s youth unemployment that scapegoats victims and fails to address the underlying causes of the problem, according to advocates. News Corp interviewed two young female ‘NEETs’ outside Centrelink and published their comments widely on Thursday as a news report andeditorial in The Daily … [Read More] The truth behind Australia’s ‘dole bludger NEETs’ – The New Daily

Dole bludgers ultimatum: No job? No government handouts – THAT Daily Telegraph article

Extract from an article by Natasha Bita THE NEETS: THE NEW BREED OF AUSSIE BLUDGERS BARINA DRIVING BLUDGERS SAY THEY ‘HAVE NO CAR’ DOLE bludgers who refuse to work will be kicked off welfare, the federal government said yesterday as unemployment fell to a three-year low. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said refusing to work or … [Read More] Dole bludgers ultimatum: No job? No government handouts – THAT Daily Telegraph article

Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

Media Release Australia should follow up on the reform of its vocational education system by improving quality control in the VET sector and step up career guidance for young people to boost young people’s job prospects and reduce the share of under-30-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), according to a new … [Read More] Australia should improve the quality of vocational education and training to help young people into work – OECD

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