The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

Extract from an article by Surya Kant A classroom in a suitcase equipping remote parts of the world with the tools of education. A digital library made up of over 30,000 books in 43 languages across 63 countries, tackling illiteracy head on. And a hybrid wifi router and mobile modem, ensuring those with unreliable connectivity and … [Read More] The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

The Impact of Older Workers on the Workplace: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey – National Institute of Economic Social Research (UK)

Increasing numbers of older workers are not associated with a deterioration in workplace performance, according to the first UK study using nationally representative data for private sector workplaces, published today. The key findings from the research, which was carried out by NIESR and UCL economists for the Department for Work and Pensions, are: On average, … [Read More] The Impact of Older Workers on the Workplace: Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey – National Institute of Economic Social Research (UK)

Making ‘good’ choices: the impact of entitlement models on up-skilling later in life – NCVER

By Cain Polidano, Justin van de Ven and  Sarah Voitchovsky DESCRIPTION Understanding the responsiveness of ‘older’ workers — those aged 25-54 years — to government subsidies for up-skilling is important in developing policies that can support people in obtaining skills later in life. The particular focus for this report is the first round of Victorian demand-driven … [Read More] Making ‘good’ choices: the impact of entitlement models on up-skilling later in life – NCVER

How student attitudes towards the value of education can be shaped by careers education – Education & Skills Today at OECD

Extract from an article by by Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research, Education and Employers Taskforce, London, UKand Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, Senior Researcher, Education and Employers Taskforce, London, UK As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment, new attention has been focused on the relationship between education and employment. Both researchers … [Read More] How student attitudes towards the value of education can be shaped by careers education – Education & Skills Today at OECD

Unpaid work experience is widespread but some are missing out: new study – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Damian Oliver, Andrew Stewart, John Bray, Anne Hewitt and Paula McDonald Most young Australians undertake unpaid work experience as part of their education or training, to maintain entitlements to social security, or simply to improve their job prospects. But those from more disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to have those opportunities and those on … [Read More] Unpaid work experience is widespread but some are missing out: new study – The Conversation

Participation in job-related training in European countries: the impact of skill supply and demand characteristics – Journal of Education & Training

ABSTRACT Ageing populations and accelerating economic change make it increasingly important to update the skill levels of populations over the whole life course. Adult education is believed to allow adults’ skills to adapt continuously to constantly changing economic requirements. Both research into adult education, and discussions on lifelong learning policies have been dominated by a … [Read More] Participation in job-related training in European countries: the impact of skill supply and demand characteristics – Journal of Education & Training

Investing in skills pays off: the economic and social cost of low-skilled adults in the EU – CEDEFOP

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Low skilled adults represent a vulnerable segment of the population. Evidence shows that being low skilled is often associated with a set of negative consequences both at the individual and social level: lower earnings and employment rates, lower quality of health, wellbeing and life satisfaction, lower civic and social engagement, higher … [Read More] Investing in skills pays off: the economic and social cost of low-skilled adults in the EU – CEDEFOP

Victoria to introduce licensing of disability workers, Premier announces – Community Care Review

Extract from an article by Linda Belardi The Victorian Government will introduce an independent registration and accreditation scheme for disability workers, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to commit to the regulatory regime. Labor Premier Daniel Andrews said the scheme would protect people with a disability from harm and would ensure workers had “the right … [Read More] Victoria to introduce licensing of disability workers, Premier announces – Community Care Review

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

Youth Agencies Are Worried About The PaTH Internship Plan – Huffington Post

Extract from an article by Josh Butler Youth and employment advocacy services have shared their doubts about the government’s controversial PaTH internship program, as Labor signalled it would oppose the measure. Announced in this year’s budget, the PaTH — Prepare, Trial, Hire — program would get unemployed people into a workplace training program, equip them … [Read More] Youth Agencies Are Worried About The PaTH Internship Plan – Huffington Post

Senate Committee Report: Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire Bill 2016

Extract Background to the bill 2.1 The Youth Jobs Prepare-Hire-Trial program (PaTH program) was announced in the 2016-17 Budget as part of the government’s commitment to ‘get more than 100 000 vulnerable young people into jobs in the growing Australian economy by giving them real work experience with real employers that leads to real jobs.’1 2.2 The 2016-17 … [Read More] Senate Committee Report: Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire Bill 2016

Bills Digest – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 – Australian Parliamentary Library

Extract from Bills Digest by Matthew Thomas Purpose of the Bill The purpose of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 is to amend the Social Security Act 1991, the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 and the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 to allow for: • internship payments made under the … [Read More] Bills Digest – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 – Australian Parliamentary Library

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

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

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

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